Castle Healthcare Practice is delighted to have signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and we are actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet.
Fortunately, most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better, for example; eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking and reducing pollution etc. This will enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare.
For further information, visit: www.greenerpractice.co.uk
Rushcliffe Big Green Book
The Rushcliffe Big Green Book is a directory of nature-based activities and opportunities around Rushcliffe and is in line with the national Green Social Prescribing initiative.
Green Social Prescribing is a way of connecting people to nature-based activities, green groups, projects and schemes in their local community for support with health and wellbeing.
For more information, visit: The Rushcliffe Big Green Book