In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, World Health Organisation (WHO) will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.
WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. The climate crisis is also a health crisis.
Here are a few small changes we can all make to reduce the negative impact we have on the environment are
Walk or cycle to work at least once a week. Using public transport also has an impact.
Change to a renewable energy provider; turn off the light when not needed. Watch Clean Household energy for Health
Buy your groceries from local producers and avoid highly processed foods.
Consumption and Shopping
Buy less plastic and use recyclable shopping bags
Visit who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2022 to find out more.