Healthy Communities 2.0: Towards a One Planet Region

Wednesday March 24 at 6:30pm, Greenways Land Trust and the Museum at Campbell River present another talk in their Environmental Speakers Series in partnership with the UVic Speakers Bureau!

Ultimately our health depends upon the Earth’s natural systems, which provide us with oxygen, water, food, materials, fuels and other basic requirements for life and health.  But in Canada, we have an ecological footprint equivalent to almost five plants worth of biocapacity, while in the Greater Victoria Region it is between 3 and 4 planets worth.  Since we only have one planet, we face the challenge of reducing our footprint 70-80%, while at the same time ensuring good health and good quality of life for all who live here – including other species.  dr. Trevor Hancock will describe the work of Conversations for a One Planet Region, a new NGO he has established to help us come to grips with this challenge.

Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and health promotion consultant. He ‘retired’ in 2018 from his role as Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement and co-founded both the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment & the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care,

His recent focus has been the combination of his two main areas: The relationship between human health and the natural environment (understood as health in the Anthropocene ) and linking the healthy and sustainable community approaches through the concept of a ‘One Planet’ region.

Sandra Milligan, professor at NIC and Board Chair for Greenways Land Trust, will be introducing the talk and moderating a Q&A opportunity.

This event is free of charge!

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Meeting ID: 885 0257 5107

 

 

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