Clearing the Air 2018 Conferences and Lobby Days are a part of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia’s series of regional and national networking, training and lobbying events across Australia. The NSW/ACT Annual Conference was held in June 2018 in Canberra. These are...
1 Million Women is offering the chance for a young woman to undertake communications training to expand her skills and knowledge and bring those learnings back to 1 Million Women through the Tara Hunt Scholarship. It's a four-week journey...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are proud of the many causes and issues it has supported over the years. In particular, the NSWNMA’s commitment to action on climate change and environmental protection has never waivered. The Association’s...
Doctors for the Environment Australia conference (iDEA 2018) is being held in Newcastle 13-15th April.  The conference is open to all health professionals and students. The topic - "Health in a Changing Climate" - will include themes such as Greening Healthcare,...
Alice Suttie writes about nursing in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. Fires, floods, hurricanes and cyclones, spread of new diseases, drought, water access issues, new diseases, food shortages, heatwaves, rising sea-levels…welcome to nursing in the Anthropocene. Last year, at the...
Our story on plastic water bottles in hospitals drew a huge response. Chris Nimmo on the south coast of NSW has also been trying to reduce plastic useage in his hospital. Chris discusses the difficulty of making changes in...
Melinda Davis works in a Sydney hospital and is alarmed by the plastic bottle wastage she witnesses every day. Melinda (right] writes: I work in a large tertiary metropolitan hospital. About four years ago, overnight we went from a jug and...
NSW nurses Libby and Bella braved Denmark in winter to discuss sustainability in healthcare - and along the way sampled many delicious croissants! Libby tells the story: I could begin this article by alarming you with facts from the growing...
IV bags, oxygen  tubing and facemasks ... it's estimated that Australia uses 2500 tonnes of PVC in medical products each year and an estimated 5O million IV bags go to landfill. When PVC breaks down it releases harmful chemicals...
We're used to hearing about the health benefits of breastfeeding, both for mothers and babies. But what about the health benefits for our environment, both small and large scale? Has it ever occured to you that infant formula requires...
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