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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[Apr 05 2016]
Designed to Move: Active Cities
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...
[Jul 21 2015]
Connecting Canadians with Nature
Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.
[May 07 2015]
Cooperation is in our Nature
Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.
[Mar 09 2015]
Measuring the Benefits of Community Forestry
The report identified the most compelling indicators that demonstrate the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities.
[Nov 25 2014]
The Benefits of Natural World Heritage
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...
[Jul 28 2014]
How contact with nature affects children’s biophilia, biophobia and conservation attitude
Children's contact with nature nurtures positive attitudes to wildlife, which significantly enhances their willingness to support animal conservation in China..
[Jun 09 2014]
Canadian Nature Survey
Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.
[Dec 18 2012]
Experiencing nature in children’s summer camps: Affective, cognitive and behavioural consequences
Children's Ecological Beliefs improved after staying in nature camps.
[Jul 27 2011]
Trees Matter! Bringing Lasting Benefits to People in Towns
Trees and woods provide a whole range of multifunctional contributions to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
[Jun 30 2011]
Benefits of Green Space – Recent Research
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...
[Apr 15 2011]
Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
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...
[Dec 22 2010]
Benefits of Rail-Trails
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,...