LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville received a $2 million grant from The Nature Conservancy aimed at improving the environment.

The grant will support Green Heart Louisville, which is a first-of-its-kind study into how things like trees and gardens improve the air humans breathe. Researchers at the U of L Envirome Institute have already conducted studies into things like the influence of the environment on heart disease.

"The hope is that the University of Louisville will be the place where the Envirome does the same for the physical, the psychological, the social environment that we all inhabit," said U of L President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi.

The Nature Conservancy has a presence in 72 counties, so the research at U of L will be able to be used in cities around the globe.

Copyright 2018 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.