Taking action against climate change is not only good for the environment, but also improves your health and saves you money.

By walking or cycling instead of driving, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and your risk of conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

This, as well as catching public transport, also reduces air pollution.

Eating more fruit, veggies and whole grains, along with an active lifestyle, will improve your mental and physical wellbeing by helping you to maintain a healthy weight, cholesterol and blood pressure.

And by reducing the amount of processed and packaged foods you eat, you’re also reducing the amount of waste that’s going into landfill.

Choosing tap water over bottled water or sugary drinks is not only better for your health and the environment, but it’s a lot cheaper too.

And heating and cooling your home efficiently will help you remain comfortable and healthy all year round, and save money on energy.

All of these benefits are not only good for our health, but also help to reduce demands on the health system and our environment. 

It’s a win for everyone.

Climate change and health — act today for a healthier tomorrow. 

 

 

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Climate change is an urgent problem that affects our health in many ways, now and in the future. But there are simple actions people can take to reduce their impact on climate change, while helping to improve their health.

Taking action against climate change is not only good for the environment, but also improves your health and saves you money.

By walking or cycling instead of driving, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and your risk of conditions like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

This, as well as catching public transport, also reduces air pollution.

Eating more fruit, veggies and whole grains, along with an active lifestyle, will improve your mental and physical wellbeing by helping you to maintain a healthy weight, cholesterol and blood pressure.

And by reducing the amount of processed and packaged foods you eat, you’re also reducing the amount of waste that’s going into landfill.

Choosing tap water over bottled water or sugary drinks is not only better for your health and the environment, but it’s a lot cheaper too.

And heating and cooling your home efficiently will help you remain comfortable and healthy all year round, and save money on energy.

All of these benefits are not only good for our health, but also help to reduce demands on the health system and our environment. 

It’s a win for everyone.

Climate change and health — act today for a healthier tomorrow. 

 

 

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