I spent some time outdoors these past two weekends and had a few observations about people’s behaviour outdoors.Read More Physical Distancing During Outdoor Activities
While we are spending more time indoors for everyone’s health and safety I put together a post on some virtual nature experiences we can all still enjoy.
Virtual nature tours can be a way to take in some nature while you are at home. While not quite the same as visiting in person, virtual nature experiences can have benefits for mental health and well-being.Read More Virtual Nature Experiences
A report on the health benefits in the community of Derry, Ireland (population ~230,000) estimates that over $1.3 billion USD in physical and mental health health benefits over the next generation related to community green spaces. The report provides and excellent community assessment of the health benefits of nature for a population. Link to original article in Derry Now.
The report describes the natural capital of region – the estimated economic benefits of green and blue spaces.
The report estimated that every $1 invested in greenspaces provides a return of $22 to society. Greenspaces provide approximately $1000 benefit per community resident.Read More Community Benefits Associated with Investments in Greenspaces