Ride for their Lives 2023
Picture : UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, Waterloo Bridge, London, October 2022
We have three main themes in 2023...
We are encouraging groups of healthcare providers – you – to organise rides between healthcare settings. On these rides discuss the state of climate action in your organization, good and bad. From experience, we know these events result in ongoing collaborations and action. They also make you feel less alone, a common misconception of climate campaigners.
Lend your support to local policymakers who are making a difference. Organise a ride to support initiatives that improve air quality by reducing traffic or the use of wood-burning stoves in urban areas. Choose an initiative that is relevant to where you live but needs support from the health voice. For example, we have planned a 3-day ride in London in May 2023 to support the Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion, and one has already taken place in Newcastle.
REPORTS and CONFERENCES
Have you produced a report or are planning a conference with a sustainability theme or section? Is your work aimed at mitigating air pollution and the climate and nature crisis? You can organise a promotional ride to increase engagement and adoption. For example, we are in talks with the Lancet Countdown on Climate Change and Health team to use this year’s campaign to support their 2024 launch.
Our campaign is a "blank canvas". If you have other ideas on how you could use Ride for their Lives to support your climate/health work please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride for their Lives 2023 launch zoom call 20th Feb 2023.
Presentations start at 2.26
Speakers + talks :
- Tom Clark, campaign lead, Ride for their Lives: Intro and housekeeping (0.00 - 2.26) and a look around our new website (2.27 - 8.49)
- Dr Fiona Godlee (pictured), public health Ambassador, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change: Campaign messaging and ethos (8.50 - 15.18)
- Dr Heather Lamber, retired Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Great North Children’s Hospital: The story of the first ride of the year (15.19 - 21.43)
- Dr Mark Hayden, ride lead, Ride for their Lives: Our new strategy and the big rides planned for 2023 so far (21.44 - 29.23)
- Q&A session and group discussion (29.24 - END)