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8.06 Arts, culture, and parks programs express the spirituality of the land and encourage stewardship ethics.

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  2. [Australia] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  3. [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...

  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] Mapping the terrain of contemporary ecoart practice and collaboration: Art in ecology – A think tank
    2006 - Canada

    Most EcoART collaborative projects, whether initiated by artists, environmental groups, local museums or communities, tend to be connected to a sense of place, and spring from local concerns with...

  6. [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...

  7. [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...

  8. [Canada] Ancient values, new challenges: Indigenous spiritual perceptions of landscapes and forest management
    2005 - Canada

    The Cheam people derive not only material sustenance and cultural identity from the forest landscape, but also a feeling of inward, spiritual security and sustenance.

  9. [Canada] Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  10. [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. 

  11. [Canada] 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.

  12. [England] Who benefits from access to green space? A case study from Sheffield, UK
    2007 - England

    "Green spaces play an important role in supporting urban communities both ecologically and socially.”

  13. [England] Woodland as a setting for housing-appreciation and fear and the contribution to residential satisfac
    2007 - England

    Most urban dwellers need signs of caring human intervention in their immediate residential environment, in the form of cultivation of private gardens, overtly decorative public plantings and...

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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