Help to spread the word:

  1. Invite friends and colleagues to join the Climate and Health Council
  2. Post your events on the Climate and Health Council website
  3. Post a blog about healthy environments
  4. Once colleagues have signed up, you can contact them via the website

1. Please can you send an email to your listserver at work and any friends who are health professionals? You could adjust this text:

Dear ________,

I am a member of The Climate and Health Council (www.climateandhealth.org), which is a group of health professionals advocating and acting to promote healthier lifestyles and prevent the worst effects of human-induced environmental disruption. As health professionals, there is a lot that we can do to protect health from climate change.

[Include a sentence or two linking to local issues and issues of particular relevance to the people you are sending the message to. What are the local environment and health issues? What actions are taking place locally? Is there a sustainability group in your organisation?]

I'd like to invite you to join the Council by signing the Climate and Health Council pledge at www.climateandhealth.org/sign_up.html

On the website you can also read updates from health professionals in all parts of the world, learn about upcoming events and find out more about the Council and how you can be involved

What's good for the climate is good for health!

 

Best wishes/Yours truly,

________________


2. Post your event on the CHC to advertise to health professionals with an interest in environment and health issues. We will be selecting a number of events from the website to display in each issues our bulletin, which goes to over 4000 members. All events are moderated before they appear on the site, and they must be related to environment/climate and health issues to be approved.

To post your event

  1. Sign in (sign up first if you have not already) using the sign in box on the right of the homepage – www.climateandhealth.org
  2. Go to the “Events” tab on the blue navigation bar at the top of the homepage
  3. Just below the blue navigation bar there is a Green line, and at the right hand side click on “create new”
  4. If possible, upload your own picture to illustrate the event. If not, select one from our website photos.
  5. Enter details of your event including the start time and date, venue, length of event and a link to more information or the webpage for signing up if applicable. You will need to include at least one “tag” – this is a keyword that helps people to find the event if they are using a search engine, e.g. “health”, “climate”, “clinical”
  6. Select answers under “permissions”, and click on “create event”.
  7. You can edit your event at any time by going to “My page” on the blue navigation bar and clicking on the event under “latest activity”

3. You can make a blog post about a new research finding, a piece of news, a recent experience or event or a question or idea that you think other members of the climate and health community will be interested in or inspired by. Please make sure that your post is relevant to health professionals and climate/environment issues. All blog posts will be moderated by the website team.

To post your blog

  1. Sign in (sign up first if you have not already) using the sign in box on the right of the homepage – www.climateandhealth.org
  2. Go to the Blog page – using the blue navigation bar at the top of the page
  3. Click on “create blog”.
  4. It is best to write your blog in a word processing package (such as Word) and then copy and paste the text into the text box on the website. At this stage you also need to insert at least one ‘tag’ – this is a keyword that helps people to find the event if they are using a search engine, e.g. “health”, “climate”, “clinical”
  5. In answer to the question “Submit to public blog”, select YES, otherwise your blog will not be available for others to read
  6. Click on “Submit”
  7. You can edit your blog at any time by going to “My page” on the blue navigation bar and clicking on the blog under latest blog posts

4. You can contact other health professionals who have signed up to the CHC site. Please respect the privacy of other health professionals and only use this tool in a professional capacity. The website moderators will remove members who use the site inappropriately. See our privacy policy

 

  1. Sign in using the sign up page on the right of the homepage
  2. Go to the Members tab on the blue navigation bar at the top of the page
  3. Scroll down the page and below the green line saying “pledged members”, click on “advanced search”.
  4. Use the “nickname” box to type in the location or name detail of the person or persons who you would like to contact.

International voice - Climate and Health Council

As health professionals, we can represent a powerful voice advocating for policies and practices that protect health.

The Climate and Health Council aims to work both "top-down", putting pressure on key decision-makers, and "bottom-up", working with individuals and organisations to raise awareness and change behaviours. 

Prof Hugh Montgomery will take the Climate and Health Council pledge and the names of all signatories to the UN summit in Durban in December this year.

If you would like to know more about advocacy through the Climate and Health Council, or help us to develop this work, contact sarah@climateandhealth.org

 

To see the messages that Hugh will deliver to the UN in November, go to our Charter:

 

WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE CLIMATE IS GOOD FOR HEALTH!