NHS Forest News- Issue #15

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the NHS Forest newsletter from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare for an update on news, events and resources to help you with planting the NHS Forest: growing forests for health. To find out more visit www.nhsforest.org

Plant 2 trees at 2pm as part of the NHS Sustainability Day of Action

The NHS Forest is taking part in the NHS Sustainability Day on the 28th March 2013 running our campaign planting 2 trees at 2pm which was very successful in 2012. We already have a number of NHS Forest sites keen to get involved and are able to provide whips from our tree sponsorship scheme to all trusts interested in taking part. Do let us know if your organisation is interested in planting trees sarah.dandy@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

Mark the New Year with Sponsoring a tree

Why not sponsor a tree to mark the beginning of 2013- it could be one New Year's resolution that is easy to keep! The NHS Forest has launched a new online tree sponsorship system and an easy to use online shop to select the preferred healthcare site where your tree could be planted. All trees sponsored will be native and planted on healthcare estate in the UK. For more information please use the following link www.nhsforest/sponsor

New NHS Forest site plants trees from recycling phones

Sandwells and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has recently planted 50 trees at their Sandwell hospital and Sandwell Valley site. The trees were funded through recycling phones as part of the Fones for Forests initative in Climate Week 2012. For more information about the site please see the following link: http://nhsforest.org/sandwells-and-west-birminhgam-nhs-trust

Upcoming events:

- NHS Sustainability Day of Action 28th March 2012.

-NHS Sustainability Conference, 14th February 2013, the Brewery Conference Centre, we have free tickets so do let us know if you would like one.

-National Family Week 27th May to the 2nd June 2013

-If you are holding any tree-planting events, or launching a new NHS Forest site then contact us

Forest News - how many trees have you planted so far?

The current tree count is 17,079, fantastic work but there are even more trees in the ground that still need to be registered, so please update your tree counter to help us reach our target of 1.3 million trees. Do share any seasonal activites you may be up to at your NHS Forest.