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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. [Australia] The efficacy of small-scale conservation efforts, as assessed on Australian golf courses
    2007 - Australia

    Small-scale landscape design and management actions that increase the size and structural complexity of vegetation on urban parks, gardens and golf courses can significantly enhance their capacity...

  3. [Australia] Associations between characteristics of neighbourhood open space and older people’s walking
    2008 - Australia

    The quality of, and access to, open, green spaces in a neighbourhood were associated with longer walking time for the study participants. These findings suggest the possibility that improvements in...

  4. [Australia] 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...

  5. [Canada] Contribution of Public Parks to Physical Activity
    2007 - Canada

    On average, over 2000 individuals were counted in each park, and about two thirds were sedentary when observed. “Public parks are critical resources for physical activity in minority communities....

  6. [Canada] Perceived environment and physical activity: A meta-analysis of selected environmental characteristi
    2005 - Canada

    People living in a particular environment can be influenced by that setting. Favorable alterations to communities may produce small changes in behaviors of entire populations .

  7. [Canada] A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  8. [Canada] What can sport do? The True Sport Report
    2008 - Canada

    Canada’s community sport system possesses a unique potential that we have only just begun to explore. The evidence also bears out Canadians’ fundamental belief that realizing this potential is...

  9. [Canada] A Footprint of Delight: Exploring Sustainable Happiness
    2006 - Canada

    The top ten qualities of "delightful places" were:

    1. a pleasure to walk through,
    2. peaceful,
    3. beautiful,
    4. appealing for children,
    5. lots of visible green space,
    6. appealing for...

  10. [Canada] Turning brownfields into green space in the City of Toronto
    2002 - Canada

    The Toronto “greening experience” makes it obvious that the redevelopment of brownfield sites constitutes a valuable opportunity for increasing green spaces in urban areas and, thus, bringing about...

  11. [Canada] Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

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

  12. [Canada] 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. 

  13. [Canada] Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

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

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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