A Healthy Dose of Green: A prescription for a healthy population
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Join Trees Ontario, the Ontario Forestry Association, and approximately 300 landowners, educators, forestry professionals and government as we explore the importance of healthy forests for healthy people.
Trees Ontario will release a Paper, entitled A Healthy Dose of Green, which highlights the direct links between the natural environment - trees and forests, and human health - from the physical, physiological, and rehabilitation benefits of the environment, to the physical activities they promote, and the health-related products derived from natural resources. The paper aims to initiate dialogue between the health sector, forestry industry, academia and government to discuss and investigate the direct connection between ecosystem health and human health.
Health Paper presentation and launch of A Healthy Dose of Green campaign at the 63rd Annual OFA Conference and AGM
9:00 a.m. on February 10, 2012
- Rob Keen, Trees Ontario, CEO
- Steve Hounsell, Board President, Trees Ontario and member, Ontario Biodiversity Council
- Tracy Smith, Executive Director, Ontario Forestry Association
Prescription for Nature: Healthy Forests for Healthy People
63rd Annual Ontario Forestry Association Conference and AGM
6015 Highway 89
For directions, click here.
Rob Keen will be available for interviews at 9:30am in the press room, immediately following the presentation. Computers, wifi, and refreshments will be available.
About Trees Ontario
Trees Ontario is a not-for-profit forest restoration partnership. Together with more than 65 tree planting partners, our goal is to increase support to plant 10 million trees per year across the province, to improve the health and wellness of all Ontarians. For more information, please visit www.treesontario.ca.
About the Ontario Forestry Association
The Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) has been a leader in public education around forestry and environmental issues since 1949. We are dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario's forests and to develop commitment to stewardship of forest ecosystems.
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For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Shelley McKay, Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 416-646-1193 x323
Email: [email protected]