Why More Dirt?
Humans have lived in environments with plants and animals for thousands of years.
Only in the last couple of hundred years have humans created cities covered in concrete, void of vegetation.
Today, more than half of the people in the world live in urban environments. (Source: United Nations)
This is why More Dirt was born:
To provide a website where folks can learn how to bring more dirt and green life to their cities; so that people have clean air to breathe; fresh locally grown food to eat; and can combat global warming right in their own neighborhoods.
Click on the links above to learn about ways you can green your city.
Why Greening is Good
Trees Help Combat Global Warming:
Plants & Trees also help to mitigate the "heat island effect": The heat island effect is caused when a city has higher temperatures than surrounding areas because of a greater retention of heat by man made buildings, concrete, and asphalt. Heat islands form as cities replace natural land cover with pavement, buildings, and other man made infrastructures. These changes contribute to higher urban temperatures in a number of ways:
Living, growing things have been proven to make cities nicer to live in.
Thank you to all our volunteers.
More Dirt shirts seek to spark peoples' curiosity to learn how they can bring more dirt and green life to their cities.
On the More Dirt website you'll find simple reasons why more dirt is better for all living things as well as organizations you can contact to learn about ways you can green your city.