Healthy by Nature : a forum on the physical & mental health benefits of time spent in nature | Vancouver, September 20-23, 2011


Join a community of leaders and regional policy-makers, improving human health and well-being by increasing access to nature. Be part of Healthy by Nature.
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In September 2011, 200 delegates (including 27 youth) gathered in Vancouver for a unique forum. This interdisciplinary forum focused on awareness building, partnership development, and action planning, all following the three Healthy by Nature principles:

  1. Spending time in nature improves human health.
  2. Human health depends on healthy ecosystems.
  3. Parks and protected areas contribute to vibrant, healthy communities.

Explore this website to find downloadable audio podcasts, videos and a variety of other resources on the themes explored at the forum.