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

  1. Found: 1-12 of 28 entries
  2. [English] The role of urban parks for the sustainable city
    2004 - Netherlands

    The experience of nature in urban environment is a source of positive feelings and beneficial services, which fulfill important immaterial and non-consumptive human needs.

  3. [English] 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...

  4. [English] Thriving Arts : Thriving Small Communities
    2006 - USA

    The arts help to instill self-discipline, teamwork, improved mental and physical health, as well as greater civic engagement. In addition to supporting basic academic skills, the arts contribute...

  5. [English] 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. [English] 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. [English] 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. [English] Spiritual revelation in wilderness under down-under
    2007 - USA

    Wilderness spirituality provides a feeling of connection and interrelationship with other people and nature; a heightened sense of awareness and elevated consciousness beyond the everyday and...

  9. [English] 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.”

  10. [English] Visions of nature and landscape type preferences: An exploration in the Netherlands
    2003 - Netherlands

    In rapidly urbanizing settings such as The Netherlands, new protective attitudes and a new longings for nature are rising to cultural dominance. Protecting and developing landscapes, irrespective...

  11. [English] Urban ecotourism: A contradiction in terms?
    2002 - New Zealand

    The authors discuss the various benefits of ecotourism operations based in urban environments - benefits related restoration of natural areas, impacts of the transportation of visitors,...

  12. [English] Restorative experience and self-regulation in favorite places
    2002 - Finland

    Natural settings clearly predominated among favorite places and were underrepresented among unpleasant places.  The feelings most frequently associated with favorite places would contribute to...

  13. [English] 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.

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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