Climate change poses a major threat to our health as well as our planet. The environment is changing, that change is accelerating, and this has direct and immediate consequences for our local population.
Partners in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are working together to tackle climate change in a joined-up way, reduce the impact on public health and the environment and cut carbon emissions.
We can all do our bit to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent greener and reduce our impact on the environment by thinking differently about how we live our everyday lives.
Small changes can make a big difference, like changing how we travel, what we buy and how we dispose of our waste. Together, we can all play a significant role in reducing our carbon footprint, limiting our impact on the environment, and making a significant difference to local people’s health.
The ‘Greener NHS Programme’ aims to coordinate NHS staff, hospitals, and partners to support sustainability through eliminating the use of single-use plastics, reducing waste and making the NHS carbon net zero by 2040.
Over 1.3 million people work in the English NHS, making it the largest employer in Britain and Europe. NHS organisations in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are working together at pace to respond to climate changes and to develop local Green Plans to turn plans into action. With the help of all NHS staff, as well as its partners, we can improve health now and for future generations.