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Clean air in schools using green barriers: Guidance for practitioners and schools


A guide for schools (though could be applicable elsewhere) on how to install green barriers to protect school grounds from air pollution. Benefits for biodiversity from following this guidance could be enhanced by selecting some native species from the suggested table of plant species.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Planning


  • Hedgerows
  • Shrubland
  • Urban
  • Woodland

Challenges addressed

  • Air quality
  • Health, wellbeing & cultural value

Source | University of Sheffield

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