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Newsletter: Launch of the Clean Air Hospital Framework
(05/03/19)

It's been a busy few months at Global Action Plan, and we wanted to share the latest updates with you on how we're working to connect what's good for us, and good for the planet.

 

Launching the Clean Air Hospital Framework

 

A photo of Chris Large speaking at the launch of the Clean Air Hospital Framework

Chris Large speaking at the launch of the Clean Air Hospital Framework

A year ago, Great Ormond Street Hospital asked Global Action Plan the question: “What would a Clean Air Hospital look like? How would it operate, what training would it offer to staff and what advice would it give to patients?” There was no guidebook, so we agreed to put our heads together and work out the answers.

 

We proudly launched that framework at Great Ormond Street Hospital this morning. This is a free resource for hospitals throughout the NHS to access and use to tackle air pollution. Senior Partner Chris Large writes about the process of creating the framework and the great opportunity for action that it represents for hospitals all over the country. 

 

Read more about the Clean Air Hospital Framework

 


 

Wellbeing and consumerism

 

Two women in a gym are lying on mats on the floor doing stretches

Research tells us that the version of success we are sold by advertisers and social media has a negative impact on both us and the planet. Through our projects, we’re tackling the harmful impacts of materialism and providing young people with an inspiring vision of what happier, healthier, sustainable lifestyles look like.

 

Read more about our wellbeing & consumerism work

 


 

Our Youth Panel lead a plastic-free revolution

 

A young woman stands in front of an indian restaurant holding a long live the lunchbox sticker in front of her face

Last month the Global Action Plan Youth Panel launched their first campaign, #LongLiveTheLunchbox. Aimed at connecting conscious consumers and like-minded businesses, it highlights the unnecessary and excessive use of single-use plastic in take-away lunches.

 

The campaign asks individuals to take their own containers to their favourite lunch spots and calls on progressive businesses to shout about accepting containers by proudly displaying a pink campaign sticker in their window. 

 

To date, the campaign has engaged over 100 businesses, collaborated with food waste app Too Good To Go and seen wide-ranging interest from sustainability press and local councils to ethical influencers.

 

Read more about long live the lunchbox

 


 

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Best wishes,
The Global Action Plan team

 

Our Clean Air Work
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