Mexico City is taking their gardens to new heights; With a population of 8.851 million and the congestions of streets, the people and government of Mexico City have seen the need for a new innovations that move towards bettering their own ecosystem as well as the shares Earth’s outcome.
In 1992, Mexico City was named the “Most polluted city” in the world by the united nations. Since that title was handed to them they have made strides towards bettering their air pollution and waste management. They slowly started making moves towards bettering their pollution in the 1980s when new policies were put in place regarding reformulating gasoline, closing toxic factories and putting bans on cars. However, The vertical gardens have become a way to scrub away the pollution from everyday life and the congestion of traffic. They also do a great job of improving the image of Mexico City after the title of “Most polluted city”.
The vertical gardens are doing their job of absorbing the stress of busses, cars, and taxis that choke the street of Mexico. However, the plants seem to be responding to that type of abuse. Some plants in the vertical gardens are wilting and falling dead because of the busyness of the street. Along with the everyday stress having an affect of the effectiveness of the plants, there is still controversy surrounding the idea. There is disbelief amount the people in Mexico that these gardens will work. The gardens do make the landscape look nice, but what the people want to know if they actually do anything to improve the environment. A strong opinion of the people is that it looks nice but is a waste of money. That is when exposure of the problem and urgency of the situation needs to be made public and more prominent. If people knew the kind of power plants hand they would demand more gardens and green space.
The vertical Gardens are not going to fix all the problems Mexico has with Pollution, but they are a beautiful and great way to start the movement into a brighter and healthier Mexico City.