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Published today in a special Green Infrastructure edition of Town & Country Planning, the journal of the TCPA, the NHS Forest's own Ben Williams argues the case for a shift in thinking in the public sector away from green space as a burden on an increasingly pressured public purse, towards embracing its potential as an integral part of the solution.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare was awarded a National Lottery grant to continue their work in Marston, Oxford ran a series of intergenerational events throughout 2017 to improve community engagement. We have led a number of walks with local schools, a care home, over 50s club and members of the community. The first, was followed by a “bring and share” lunch in the scout hut whilst the other involved a series of workshops with the local school to conserve the local swift population. The project involved hundreds of local members of the community,
Thanks to sponsorship funding from The Great Outdoor Gym Company, staff and volunteers from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) came together on NHS Sustainability Day 2017 to plant eight trees to mark the hospital's commitment to sustainability.
NNUH has joined NHS organisations across the country in projects and activities which celebrate good environmental practice in the health service.
March’s squally showers and whipping winds thankfully died down for this year’s NHS Sustainability Day. In fact, 23 March dawned optimistically sunny and distinctly Spring-Like, which was very welcome as the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's new head of operational estates, Claire Hennessy, was planting two new lime trees as part of NHS Forest's national Two@2 event, run by The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
It's that time of year again!
Another year, another fantastic opportunity to join colleagues across the country and help improve NHS facilities nationwide.
This year, NHS Sustainability Day takes place on the 23rd March, and as always we are encouraging our sites to show their support by planting two trees at 2pm, somewhere prominent on their site.
"Smart design and investment in sustainable public spaces can help increase levels of physical activity, reduce traffic injuries, urban violence and urban air pollution including greenhouse gas emissions, both protecting public health and mitigating climate change”. This summarises the key conclusions of a WHO side event at a Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Public Spaces which took place from 4th to 5th April 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
Several NHS sites planted two trees at 2 o'clock - 2@2 - to mark NHS Sustainability Day 2016, on March 24th. The NHS Forest sites include: Broadgreen Hospital, part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust; Darent Valley Hospital, part of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust; Guernsey Healthcare planted a tree in front of Princess Elizabeth Hospital and are a new NHS Forest site; and Gloucester Care Services NHS Trust, who planted 10 trees.