Report: Benefits of Green Spaces
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Scientists have been working to build awareness of the importance of maintaining the biodiversity of planet Earth - to ensure our children inherit a cleaner, greener, more ecologically sustainable world.

A recent report has been circulated by the George Morris Centre on the benefits of ornamental horticulture. This report is now available on the CNLA website in both English and French. It is a comprehensive literature review of scientific publications and studies that have been published and accepted. The report groups these benefits into three categories: Economic, Environmental, and Lifestyle.

Simply put - it's easy to be green. Doing our part to protect and preserve our urban green spaces is what we do. It is a critical part of urban living. Let's not pave our urban playground, but create a paradise of living green spaces, full of colour that provide environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits!

Literature Review of Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
Prepared for:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Markets and Trade
1341 Baseline Road, Tower 7, 7th Floor
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Prepared by:       
Cher Brethour
Garry Watson
Beth Sparling
Delia Bucknell
Terri-lyn Moore

March 15, 2007

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L’examen de la documentation a révélé que l’horticulture ornementale offre un plus grand nombre d’avantages que prévu. Les plantes peuvent avoir de multiples avantages sur le plan de l’économie, de l’environnement et du mode de vie de l’homme. Il faut s’empresser d’ajouter que bon nombre de ces avantages sont mal connus ou mal compris de la population en général. D’où les possibilités considérables qui s’offrent à l’horticulture ornementale de vendre un plus grand nombre de produits en fonction des avantages cernés dans cette analyse documentaire.
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