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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. [2015] 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. 

  3. [2014] 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.

  4. [2014] The Benefits of Natural World Heritage
    2014 - Switzerland

    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...

  5. [2011] Relationship between psychological responses and physical environments in forest settings
    2011 - Japan

    Compared to urban settings, forest settings are perceived as being significantly more enjoyable, friendly, natural, and sacred.

  6. [2008] 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. [2007] 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.

  8. [2007] Promoting ecosystem and human health in urban areas using Green Infrastructure: A literature review
    2007 - Finland

    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...

  9. [2007] 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...

  10. [2007] 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...

  11. [2007] 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.

  12. [2007] 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. [2007] 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...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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