United Kingdom: Our green spaces are priceless

Guardian: How much is your local park, playing field, allotment or nature reserve worth to you? What price would you put on hearing the rich, varied and flute like song of a blackbird while walking in the countryside? Or the view of a canal or river from your living room window? According to the government's National Ecosystem Assessment, looking after all the UK's green spaces is worth the sum of £30bn a year to the economy. But to someone who has worked in the environmental movement for more than 20 years......

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