The Green Exercise Partnership (GEP) is a funding scheme launched in 2007 by the Forestry Commission Scotland, Scot Nature (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage) and Health Scotland (part of the Scottish National Health Service) to finance projects that derive health benefits from exercise and time spent in nature. The programme is implemented all over Scotland, however many activities concentrate in major cities, such as Glasgow. Examples of the scheme include tree planting, active woodland management and pathway improvement. The target groups are local residents as well as hospital staff and patients. The programme supports turning policy into practice by making green health a key element of the government’s wider physical activity agenda. The GEP also serves as a good example of how to give citizens an active role in nature conservation and the implementation of nature-based solutions, and thus combines human well-being with ecological benefits.