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Local environmental initiatives / groups and events

  •  York Environmental Week is taking place between the 18th and 26th September. As part of this there will be a city-wide equipment amnesty encouraging patients to return items to their surgery, no questions asked. At the end of the week, each surgery can contact Medequip who will come and collect everything and take it away for cleaning and reusing. Further details on the return/recycling of equipment can be found on the Medequip website here .

    As part of  York Environmental Week an online presentation " What has the Climate Crisis got to do with Health" is taking place on Saturday 18 September 2021, 4-5pm.  Further details of the presentation and a link to it can be found here

  • Sustainable Practices York (SPY) are a local collaborative network of likeminded GPs, supporting each other and spreading the green message within their teams, patients, and communities, by sharing resources, enthusiasm and ideas.  

  • Dr Rumina Önaç, Sustainability Lead for Old School Medical Practice York regularly shares ideas and tips for greener practice and environmental initiatives on her website page The Greening of Life

  • The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is an independent advisory body set up to bring people from the public, private and third sectors together to support and guide ambitious climate actions across the region. 

  • West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Climate Change Team are leading the delivery of the Integrated Care System’s ambition on Climate change. Their website offers detail on initiatives, resources, contacts across WY&H as well as details of their long-term environmental aims.

  • The Travel Plan Network is a free membership scheme for any employer in West Yorkshire who is committed to encouraging their staff to travel to work sustainably. They offer significant benefits and discounts on a range of travel modalities. 

August 2021

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