Monthly Archives: April 2013

Federal Government looking for comments on the Sustainable Development Strategy

Public Consultation on the Draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2013-2016 The Sustainable Development Office at Environment Canada is looking for input from Canadians on the draft second cycle of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), covering the period 2013 to 2016. Canadians … Continue reading

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BBC: Green spaces boosts wellbeing of urban dwellers – study

Parks, gardens and green space in urban areas can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people living there, says a University of Exeter study. Using data from 5,000 UK households over 17 years, researchers found that living in … Continue reading

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New Research: Parks Alleviate Brain Fatigue

Originally posted on THE DIRT:
What many landscape architects and designers know intuitively is increasingly becoming proven scientifically. In fact, more and more exciting research appears showing the cognitive and mental health benefits of being out in nature — in…

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City needs more trees, less asphalt

Too much asphalt, not enough trees or wetlands. The latest watershed report card for Hamilton shows we have a lot of work to do to improve the environmental health of our urban areas. The report from the Hamilton Conservation Authority evaluates forest … Continue reading

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12-year-old girl’s heartfelt letter saves B.C. forest

Olivia Peters is being hailed by environmental activists around the web today for saving an entire Surrey, B.C. forest from bulldozers with her words. The fact that she’s in Grade 6 makes her story all the more impressive. In an open … Continue reading

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Spring walk-about in Crerar Forest shows the devastation unleashed

We’ve posted more photos on our Facebook site: on.fb.me/10QgEks The photos show what was found on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Crerar Forest. A closer look at the destruction unleashed on this once vibrant, lush forest, a habitat to many. The … Continue reading

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