Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Greencare at the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists launched a serious attempt to be the most 'eco-aware' of the Royal Colleges today. If the largest twenty first century threat to human health and well-being, and therefore the biggest issue for public health, is climate change - then we doctors had better start getting involved in doing something about it!
The link to the whole initiative is here, and to this 'Sustainability Summit' here.
Amidst a day of high-level declarations of intent for sustainability, we had the 'ecotherapy' slot after lunch. It was all professionally videoed, so here is our presentation:
The end of the day was wrapped up by David Pencheon, the head of NHS Sustainability, who gave a very powerful call for a wholesale change of attitude - and a couple of generous nods towards our own project: