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8.02 Green space improves air quality by removing pollutants from the air.

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  2. Tree and forest effects on air quality and human health
    2014 - USA

    The effect of trees in removing pollution can produce substantial health benefits, such as on pulmonary, cardiac, vascular, and neurological systems, and monetary values across the United States,...

  3. Local Parks Help Cool Down Urban Climate, German Researchers Find
    2013 - Germany

    Temperatures are half a degree lower in a park than in the adjacent heavily built-up neighbourhood.

  4. The Nature Conservancy - Dow Collaboration 2012 Progress Report
    2013 - USA

    Planting a forest to improve air quality may prove to be as cost-effective as expensive new pollution-control equipment and could bring recreational opportunities and increased property values to...

  5. Nearshore Natural Capital Valuation: Valuing the Aquatic Benefits of British Columbia’s Lower Mainla
    2012 - Canada

    The David Suzuki Foundation estimates the ecosystem services provided by BC's lower mainland at $30 billion to $60 billion in benefits annually .

  6. Canada’s Wealth of Natural Capital: Rouge National Park
    2012 - Canada

    Despite decades of sprawling development throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Rouge and its surrounding watersheds have remained a vital ecological – and economic – resource that offers...

  7. A Healthy Dose of Green
    2012 - Canada

    A relatively modest investment in trees and forests can reap great rewards by reducing long term health care costs and increasing the health, well-being and productivity of current and future...

  8. The Real Wealth of the Mackenzie Region: Assessing the Natural Capital Values of a Northern Boreal E
    2010 - Canada

    The non-market value of the watershed, assessed as the potential value of 17 ecosystem services produced by the region, is estimated at $570.6 billion per year, an average of $3,426 per hectare -...

  9. Counting Canada’s Natural Capital: assessing the real value of canada’s boreal ecosystems
    2009 - Canada

    The total non-market value of boreal ecosystem services is 13.8 times greater than the net market value of boreal natural capital extraction - significantly greater than the market values derived...

  10. Greenspace and quality of life: a critical literature review
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspaces provide significant health, social, community and environmental benefits and the literature which reports these benefits is growing.

    2006 - USA

    Charleston’s municipal trees are a valuable asset, providing approximately $185,834 or $12 per tree ($2/capita) in net annual benefits to the commu- nity. Over the years, Charleston has invested...

  12. Trees Matter! Bringing Lasting Benefits to People in Towns
    2006 - England

    Trees and woods provide a whole range of multifunctional contributions to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

  13. The Environmental Benefits of Lethbridge Trees
    2011 - Canada

    Trees throughout the City provide a wide range of environmental benefits, including energy savings, carbon sequestration, storm water interception and improved air quality and property values.

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  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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