This is a new area the Deanery would like to promote. Just as carbon reduction is important, so is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. More often then not, the two areas overlap.

In tackling this area the Deanery:

  • Includes healthy themes in the monthly green gazette such as how to stay warm in the winter without burning serious carbon, where to access or eat locally grown food, completing a green spring clean, and the benefits of getting outside.
  • Has a slot at monthly staff meetings to allow for Q&A
  • Maintains a green notice board with key facts posters
  • Has run programmes highlighting environmental issues

The Deanery is also considering

  • How it can get involved with NHS forests
  • Using sustainability to build and develop teams
  • Arranging sustainable fundraising events to support health charities
  • Incorporating sustainability into appraisal