Greener Practice Bicester to Beaconsfield ride to The Big One
Greener Practice GP and urologist husband are undertaking a hybrid cycle/train journey from Solihull to London to get to The Big One's Planetary Health Hub, monitoring air pollution along the way.
I'm a Solihull GP, part of the Greener Practice network, and with my husband, a urologist in Birmingham, we're undertaking a hybrid cycle/train journey from Solihull to London between 20th and 21st April to get to the Planetary Health Hub Programme at The Big One, Our cycle ride is on 20.4.23, from Bicester North train Station to Beaconsfield and we will monitor air pollution along the way.
People will gather in Westminster and at the Houses of Parliament for a four-day demonstration from the 21st to the 24th April, to hold our leaders to account on the climate and ecological crisis. Subtitled ‘Unite to Survive’, and potentially the largest climate protest ever held in the UK, more than 70 organisations are collaborating for this entirely peaceful event.
We are doing this because the climate and nature emergency is a health emergency. Increasingly health professionals see addressing the climate crisis as the most important health challenge. Not nearly enough is being done by our government to prevent catastrophic changes in global temperatures, halt biodiversity loss, address damage to our oceans, or address air pollution. Failure to act now will have profoundly damaging implications for our children, grandchildren and all future generations.
And we know that measures taken to tackle the climate and ecological crisis will improve human health- investment in green technologies; health and social policies which support active travel and diets that support both our own and the planet’s health; policies that transform farming and industrial practices to improve the health of our ecosystems, promote biodiversity and improve the health of our rivers and oceans; equitable access to natural spaces to promote the physical and the mental health of the population. This could be our future!
That's why we are going to London. We believe that we can bring about change. We can turn the
tide. Join us at the ‘Big One’.
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