Natural Environments

Federal, provincial, and local governments each have defined responsibilities in protecting the quality of our air and the quality and supply of water in B.C. communities and across the country.i Non-profit agencies and residents are also interested in contributing to projects that benefit air and water.

Climate change is one of the most significant threats to human health in the twenty-first century.i

Natural environments contain the ingredients that enable life as we know it. The way we design our lives to fit within the natural environment is fundamental in determining our health and well-being. Learn more about how municipalities can foster healthy natural environments in the following areas.
•   clean air & water
•   climate action
•   parks & greenspace


Providing parks and greenspace are not only ways to beautify communities and make life more pleasant, but such spaces also play a central role in human health and well-being. Mounting evidence now tells us that trees, parks, and natural elements play an essential role in a healthy human habitat.1

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