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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. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. Assessing the restorative components of environments
    2003 - USA

    For urban settings, overall signs of setting care and a smooth ground surface composed of varied textures seem to enhance perceived restorative potential (PRP), while clutter, automobiles, lack of...

  6. Childhood Experiences in Nature & Young Adult Environ Attitude, Behaviour
    2017 - Australia

    Positive attitudes and actions towards the environment may be fostered in childhood.

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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. Domesticated nature: Motivations for gardening and perceptions of environmental impact
    2007 - USA

    The benefits that gardeners get and the ways they use their yards reflect a value for experiencing nature, and the yard is a significant source of satisfaction as well as social approval.

  11. Greenway planning in the United States: Its origins and recent case studies
    2003 - USA

    Greenways protect ecologically significant natural systems, maintain bio-diversity and provide for wildlife migration. They provide people with extensive recreational opportunities in both urban...

  12. 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...

  13. 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. 

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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