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    Author(s): Erika Svendsen
    Date: 2011
    Source: American Journal of Public Health. 101(11).
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Thanks to long-standing and ongoing scientific research and community engagement, we widely appreciate the health benefits of a clean environment. Trees, native vegetation, parks, and open spaces are valued throughout the world. After a century of urban park development, we are still uncovering the importance of these spaces to a wide range of social and cultural groups across the life course.

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    Svendsen, Erika. 2011. Cultivating health and well-being through environmental stewardship. American Journal of Public Health. 101(11).


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