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According to the WRI, “Low-income residents are more likely to live in hotter neighborhoods and be exposed to higher levels of air pollution than those living in more affluent areas, often partly as a result of having fewer green amenities.” There is a recognized lack of greenery in urban and low-income cities. Having a diverse amount of shrubbery is essential to maintaining a healthy atmosphere; plants improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and pollutants, while releasing oxygen. With an annual median income of $20,015, Dayton is one of Ohio’s most impoverished cities. Due to the low-income, urban atmosphere, one can conclude that air pollution is a developing problem in Dayton. Compared to the city of Oakwood, with a median income of $121,250, Dayton has a severe lack of greenery. Poor air quality poses a direct health risk; from Healthline, “Poor air quality has long been linked to lung and heart problems.” It is imperative that greenery becomes more prominent in Dayton to avoid health afflictions with local residents. My proposed action is to plant more trees and shrubbery in the Dayton area. Air quality is an increasingly prominent issue, and greenery is a small step to tackle climate change.