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Health Workers For Climate Action

 

Climate change is the number one threat to our health. Transitioning away from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy will save thousands of Australian lives every year, and create a safer climate. Healthy Futures is a network of health professionals, students and community members taking climate action.

 

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Protect Our Health from Coal: AGL

Dear AGL Board,As healthcare workers and health organisations, we urge AGL to create a business strategy that protects the health of Australians.AGL is currently Australia’s biggest climate polluter, emitting over twice as...
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Campaign for Clean Air

Every Australian deserves clean air, and yet Australia is lagging behind World Health Organisation's Clean Air Standards putting lives at risk. Every year, thousands of Australian's die a preventable death from toxic...
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Health professionals working to reduce pollution & protect health

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"I grew up thinking I was Elvis reincarnated"

August 02, 2022

Bree Taylor is Healthy Futures' Organiser, working on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung land. She is passionate about working with people, as "they listen to other people more than governments". We chatted to Bree and discovered why she thought she was Elvis reincarnated!

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"As doctors we are taught to treat the disease and not just the symptoms."

August 01, 2022

Dr Scott Abbinga is a committed volunteer with Healthy Futures, heading up our Physicians group. He also is an infectious disease registrar currently working at Monash Health in Melbourne and has recently treated a patient with Japanese Encephalitis, highlighting his previously-held concerns with climate change...

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"The Latrobe Valley community deserve to live somewhere safe"

July 21, 2022

Geraldine McClure is Healthy Future's Latrobe Valley Organiser (based in Gunai kurnai country). She is passionate about protecting the wellbeing of both the people and environment of the Latrobe Valley, and here we find out what gets her out of bed most days.

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