New survey shows a disconnect between Canadians and nature

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By Jeff Slack, 1310 News, October 8, 2018

As we expand our waist lines this thanksgiving weekend, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is encouraging people to get outside and embrace the fall colours.

A new survey by the NCC showed a growing disconnect between people and the outdoors, with 74 per cent saying it's easier to spend time indoors and 66 per cent say they spend less time in nature compared to their youth.

Some of the reasons behind this were that it's too hot, too cold, rainy or people were too busy.

"Nature not only provides us with incredible health benefits but it also provides us with, what scientist call, ecological services," The NCC's Dan Kraus said. "Free stuff that nature provides us, like cleaning and storing our water or helping to purify our air."

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