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8.03 Outdoor recreation, green space, and natural areas are essential to environmental education and personal well-being – a key to long term sustainability overall.

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  2. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  3. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  4. Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

    Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.

  5. Measuring the Benefits of Community Forestry
    2015 - Canada

    The report identified the most compelling indicators that demonstrate the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities. 

  6. The Benefits of Natural World Heritage
    2014 - Switzerland

    This study identifies the full range of direct and indirect benefits that local, national and global communities can receive from natural and mixed World Heritage sites. Examples of benefits, in...

  7. How contact with nature affects children’s biophilia, biophobia and conservation attitude
    2014 - China

    Children's contact with nature nurtures positive attitudes to wildlife, which significantly enhances their willingness to support animal conservation in China..

  8. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  9. Experiencing nature in children’s summer camps: Affective, cognitive and behavioural consequences
    2013 - Spain

    Children's Ecological Beliefs improved after staying in nature camps.

  10. 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.

  11. Benefits of Green Space – Recent Research
    2011 - USA

    Healthy, properly maintained green space provides substantial benefits to the environment in terms of Erosion control/water purification, Air purification, Temperature modification/energy and cost...

  12. Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  13. Benefits of Rail-Trails
    2008 - USA

    Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible and low- or no-cost places to cycle, walk, hike,...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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