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  2. Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State
    2015 - USA

    Residents and visitors to Washington State spend about $21.6 billion per year on outdoor recreation trips and equipment.

  3. Nature, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Human Health and Well-being
    2015 - USA

    Biodiversity provides many additional benefits to human health via a variety of pathways beyond its oft-cited roles in the provisioning of food and raw materials to support human life.

  4. Claiming the Health Dividend: Value for Money Estimates of Investment in Walking and Cycling
    2014 - England

    This report summarizes the latest findings in studies that looked at benefit-to-cost ratios of investments in walking and cycling which are considered to be around 5:1. 

  5. The Relationship Between Trees and Human Health
    2013 - USA

    The loss of trees to the emerald ash borer increased mortality related to cardiovascular and lower-respiratory-tract illness.

  6. 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...

  7. Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  8. $1 Billion Recreation Spending in the Sagebrush Lands
    2014 - USA

    Protecting the sagebrush ecosystems in the western US will benefit local economies.

  9. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  10. Urban Forests: The Value of Trees in the City of Toronto
    2014 - Canada

    An investment in urban forests is an investment in the overall economic and environmental well-being of urban society. 

  11. How Much Neighborhood Parks Contribute to Local Residents’ Physical Activity
    2014 - USA

    Neighborhood parks contribute substantially to population-level, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, particularly for males, teenagers, and residents living within a half mile.

  12. Residential Greenness and Birth Outcomes: Evaluating Correlated Built-Environment Factors
    2014 - Canada

    Increased residential greenness is associated with higher term birth weight and less likelihood of lower birth weight or preterm birth.

  13. The effect of urban green on small-area (healthy) life expectancy
    2014 - Netherlands

    The percieved quality and quantity of urban green are positively associated with small-area life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. 

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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