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Earth and Mind: Green Space Accessibility and Mental Health Opportunities

Understand the connection between green space accessibility and emotional wellbeing

Promote the importance of green space and explore its effect on mental health

Learn ways to combat the urban heat island effect

Examine how green space accessibility could be used to manage mental welbeing

Image by Gayatri Malhotra
  • Site Topic: Green space and mental health

  • Site Leaders: Melissa Qiu & Brianna Martilla

  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona

  • Cost: $120

  • Dates: Saturday, March 25 - Saturday, April 1 

  • Planning to take: 10 Participants

  • Community Partners:

    •  Mental Health America of Arizona

    • Teen Lifeline

    • Keep Phoenix Beautiful

    • Tree People

    • City of Phoenix

    • Arizona State University

  • Transportation: CSC vans

  • Housing: Airbnb/church


*Logistics are tentative and subject to change. 


Are you interested in traveling? Are you passionate about social impact? Do you like learning about the environment and mental health? If so, our AB Phoenix trip is the right site for you! Both of us met amazing friends, became involved in meaningful service, and traveled to somewhere new during our previous AB trips. We’re sure this experience will be the same for you. Please reach out to us at if you have any questions. We would love to talk and have you on the team!

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