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Air pollution and health

20 September 2022

By Hayley Carmichael

Latest findings report a staggering 40,000 deaths per year in the UK from air pollution, costing the NHS billions of pounds each year. It's time for the NHS to lead the way so that we can all breathe more easily.

Air pollution and health

Small steps add up, the Healthier Action Fund deadline is approaching!

17 August 2022

By RJ Heron

Our national NHS target is to reach net zero by 2040, to achieve this many we need innovative ideas to reduce our carbon footprint. If you have an idea on how to reduce the environmental impact of healthcare submit your idea to the Healthier Futures Action Fund for the chance to bring your idea to life.

Small steps add up, the Healthier Action Fund deadline is approaching!

What do patients think about sustainable healthcare?

29 June 2022

By Hayley Carmichael

Sussex Health and Care Partnership, Care Without Carbon and Surrey County Council came together to conduct a detailed research project into patient views on sustainable healthcare.

What do patients think about sustainable healthcare?

A Net Zero Carbon strategy for every NHS trust

16 June 2022

By RJ Heron

Following the release of their climate change strategy in 2020 (Delivering a Net Zero NHS), NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) have supported Trusts across the NHS to put in place a Green Plan. This week every single NHS Trust in England has one; that is over 200 plans to reduce carbon and cut waste.

A Net Zero Carbon strategy for every NHS trust

Our changing climate is bad news for hay fever sufferers

26 May 2022

By RJ Heron

One in five of us experience hay fever symptoms at some point. These symptoms can be worsened due to climate change and increased pollution levels. With the current shortage of hay fever medication, we explore what alternative relief to hay fever nature can provide.

Bee within a sunflower collecting pollen

50:50 chance of global temperature rise over 1.5oC

18 May 2022

By RJ Heron

Greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, etc.) are causing the temperature of the earth to increase at rate never seen before. By reducing the emissions of these gases it is possible to reduce and reverse the process of climate change and its impacts.

Globe with thermometer

Save the date for the Green Plan celebration!

12 May 2022

By RJ Heron

All NHS organisations now have a Green Plan to tackle the environmental impact of healthcare and ensure we deliver on our Net Zero Carbon by 2040 target commitments.

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Invest in our planet this Earth Day

22 April 2022

By RJ Heron

This year Earth Day asks us all to play our part in tackling climate change ensuring global commitments translate into global action.

Earth day slogan - Invest in our planet

Show the earth some love this Valentine's Day

14 February 2022

By Hayley Carmichael

The Earth needs love too! Every Feb the 14th we create tonnes of waste in the name of Love, let's do it differently for 2022.

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Clinical Fellow opportunity with Greener NHS

12 January 2022

By Hayley Carmichael

Care Without Carbon supports the broader NHS England Greener NHS commitment to reach Net Zero Carbon by 2040. We’re delighted to share details on an opportunity to support this work through a Clinical Fellow scheme with NHS England.

Clinical Fellow opportunity with Greener NHS

12 ways of Christmas

10 December 2021

By Hayley Carmichael

In a little twist on the traditional 12 days of Christmas, we are sharing 12 ways to make your Christmas a little bit greener…

ways of christmas

A big cheer for Trees!

24 November 2021

By Hayley Carmichael

National Tree Week celebrates the benefits of trees for wellbeing and our climate, get planting this winter.

A big cheer for Trees!

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