8.06 Arts, culture, and parks programs express the spirituality of the land and encourage stewardship ethics.
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A Footprint of Delight: Exploring Sustainable Happiness
The top ten qualities of "delightful places" were:
1. a pleasure to walk through,
4. appealing for children,
5. lots of visible green space,
6. appealing for...
Ancient values, new challenges: Indigenous spiritual perceptions of landscapes and forest management
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.
Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
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...
Assessing the restorative components of environments
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...
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.
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...
Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.
Domesticated nature: Motivations for gardening and perceptions of environmental impact
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.
Greenway planning in the United States: Its origins and recent case studies
Greenways protect ecologically significant natural systems, maintain bio-diversity and provide for wildlife migration. They provide people with extensive recreational opportunities in both urban...
Mapping the terrain of contemporary ecoart practice and collaboration: Art in ecology – A think tank
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...
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.
Promoting ecosystem and human health in urban areas using Green Infrastructure: A literature review
Ecosystem services provided by a Green Infrastructure can provide healthy environments and physical and psychological health benefits to the people residing within them. Healthy environments can...