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Media Advisory: A Healthy Dose of Green released at OFA Conference

TORONTO, ON – 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.

What: 

Health Paper presentation and launch of A Healthy Dose of Green campaign at the 63rd Annual
OFA Conference and AGM

When:

9:00 a.m. on February 10, 2012

Who:    

– Rob Keen, Trees Ontario, CEO
– Steve Hounsell, Board President, Trees Ontario and member, Ontario Biodiversity Council
– Tracy Smith, Executive Director, Ontario Forestry Association

Where: 

Prescription for Nature: Healthy Forests for Healthy People
63rd Annual Ontario Forestry Association Conference and AGM
Nottawasaga Inn
6015 Highway 89
Alliston, ON
L9R 1A4

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.