The Cleansing Power of Mexico City's Vertical Gardens

Damien Cave reports on Mexico City's ambitious efforts to reduce pollution and beautify the city through the planting of vertical gardens, and other progressive pollution reducing measures.
April 11, 2012, 11am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Cave reports on the remarkable transformation making the metropolis once called "Mexsicko City" into the envy of the developing world. "The laughingstock has become the leader as the air has gone from legendarily bad to much improved. Ozone levels and other pollution measures now place it on roughly the same level as the (also cleaner) air above Los Angeles."

VerdMX, a nonprofit that has installed three eco-sculptures across the city, is a symbol of the citizen-driven, cooperative efforts reflecting the city's growing civic consciousness.

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Published on Monday, April 9, 2012 in The New York Times
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