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Ohio, stop swallowing the tax-cut elixir

Ohio, stop swallowing the tax-cut elixir | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
Ohioans have been sold the same magic potion, over and over, for nearly a decade: If we cut taxes, we’ll get jobs and growth and everyone will benefit. We can pay less and get more. The tax-cut magic hasn’t worked, and we shouldn’t keep buying it.
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Does Outdoor Play make Kids Smarter? - Children & Nature Network (C&NN)

Does Outdoor Play make Kids Smarter? - Children & Nature Network (C&NN) | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
We know that outdoor play improves kids' physical health. All that fresh air and exercise -- what's not to like? The truth is, there actually may be more to like. Outdoor play is increasingly linked scientifically to stronger mental muscle.
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PetSmart to unleash Phoenix's first pop-up park for dogs - Arizona Republic

PetSmart to unleash Phoenix's first pop-up park for dogs - Arizona Republic | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
Arizona Republic PetSmart to unleash Phoenix's first pop-up park for dogs Arizona Republic PetSmart Inc. will launch what may be the nation's first pop-up dog park in central Phoenix.
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Parks Group Applauds Passage of Bills to Protect Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Glacier National Park | National Parks Conservation Association

Parks Group Applauds Passage of Bills to Protect Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Glacier National Park | National Parks Conservation Association | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
On 50th anniversary of #WildernessAct, Pres @BarackObama signs first Wilderness bill in 5 years for @SleepingBearNPS! http://t.co/pAZDD3NjDO
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Green spaces 'improve mental health'

Green spaces 'improve mental health' | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
Living in an urban area with green spaces has a long-lasting positive impact on people's mental well-being, a study suggests.
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Why parks pay off: Green space is good for happiness

Why parks pay off: Green space is good for happiness | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
People's life satisfaction did improve when they moved to greener urban areas and decreased in urban spots where nature was out of sight.
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Cleveland Metroparks good for property values, study shows

Cleveland Metroparks good for property values, study shows | Value of Parks and Open Space | Scoop.it
Cori Seifert of Lyndhurst and her dog, Jasper, play in the sun at the Quarry Picnic Area of Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
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Jessica Sargent, an economist from the Trust for Public Land, will be the next speaker in the Value of Metroparks series December 6 in Toledo.

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