Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Living on tree-lined streets has health benefits, study finds

 

" By comparing satellite imagery of Toronto, an inventory of trees on public land and general health surveys, the team, led by University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman, found that people who live on a tree-lined block are less likely to report conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease or diabetes.

Their findings appeared last week in the open-access journal Scientific Reports

The study suggests “pretty strongly” that planting 4 per cent more trees would have significant health benefits, Berman said."

 

 

Living on tree-lined streets has health benefits, study finds

 

" By comparing satellite imagery of Toronto, an inventory of trees on public land and general health surveys, the team, led by University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman, found that people who live on a tree-lined block are less likely to report conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease or diabetes.

Their findings appeared last week in the open-access journal Scientific Reports

The study suggests “pretty strongly” that planting 4 per cent more trees would have significant health benefits, Berman said."

 

 

Harper Goes Far Too Slow – Says All But ‘No’ – To Sound Plan For Canada’s Energy Future

An obscure regulation will come into effect this July as a result of an initiative of the Conservative government of Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper. It prohibits the construction of any new coal burning electrical plant in Canada and will phase out those currently operating by the year 2061.....

......While provinces have the power to follow Ontario’s lead and shut down coal burning plants, the federal government has the opportunity to offer incentives to do so.

 

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We Marched for Jobs, Justice and the Climate - and made history!

We Marched for Jobs, Justice and the Climate- and made history!


Written by: Alyssa Beurling



This past Sunday over 10,000 people (some reports saying closer to 15,000) flooded Toronto to take a stand for climate justice and a green economy. The march began in Queen’s Park outside Ontario’s legislature and continued loudly down the streets of Toronto to the grounds of Allan Gardens. This rally was the second largest Canadian climate demonstration, the first was held in Quebec earlier this year, and came just days before the Pan American Climate Summit and Economic summits also being held in Toronto.... Read more »

SAVE THE DATE for Toronto's March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

JOIN US


When: Sunday, July 5th from 1 pm= 6:30 pm.


Who: YOU and thousands of other passionate people


What: Gathering in Toronto for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate.


Why:  To stand up against the climate crisis and tell the story of a new economy that works for people and the planet. 



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