Valleli featured in Telegram & Gazette for helping beautify Worcester

Luke Valleli, a University of Maine sophomore majoring in ecology and environmental sciences, with a minor in ethics, was featured in a Worcester Telegram & Gazette article about the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill and their intens, including him, working to beautify the city and combat urban heat islands. Valleli said it’s important to learn about the relationship between plants, people and the natural world, and share that insight with others. “Having that body of knowledge is an important mission but being able to communicate it and help people understand all the beautiful things around us, that’s equally as important and one would not be valuable without the other,” he said.