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Green Impact for Health is a scheme which encourages GP surgeries to work in more sustainable ways, and think about the impact of our day-to-day actions. The Green Impact For Health Toolkit was started in 2014 and right now, nearly 1,000 GP surgeries are taking part. Albany is delighted to be a part of the scheme, and we’re 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 our current population without compromising 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, reducing pollution, all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare.
Click here to learn more about this scheme.
Plant trees with the click of a button!
We are proud to promote the use of Ecosia – a free search engine which plants trees as you search the internet. So far, Ecosia has planted over 150 million trees, with the help of 20 million users.
It’s now available as a browser extension, so once installed on your browser, you don’t even need to visit the website – you can plant trees with searches typed in the address bar shown on a new tab.
Click here to visit the website and install the browser extension.