Healthy Futures mobilises health workers to fight pollution and fight for climate action
We're a network of health professionals, students and community members organising to address climate change & related health issues.
The burning of fossil fuels for electricity is Australia’s biggest contributor to climate change, and it also produces air pollution that causes hundreds of deaths per year. In 2020 we succeeded in convincing HESTA and Aware Super, who manage billions of Australian healthcare workers’ super, to divest from coal companies that were driving pollution and climate change. Now we’re calling on Australia’s biggest polluter, AGL, to replace its coal power stations with renewable energy by 2030.
We believe anyone serious about promoting a healthy future cannot ignore the threat that climate change represents to our planet and our health.
By working together we can advocate for change and improve the lives of people and the environment.
What We Do
We campaign. Healthy Futures takes action, using people power to influence decision makers to effectively address health-related impacts of climate change.
We inspire. We raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change, especially the impacts of toxic air pollution from fossil fuels, educating audiences on health and pollution.
We mobilise. We engage healthcare workers and allies across the country to become active on climate change from a health perspective to help reduce pollution, mobilising them to put their concerns into action.
We are on the frontline. We organise community members and healthcare workers in frontline coal communities in the Hunter Valley, NSW; Latrobe Valley, Vic; and Rockhampton, Queensland because these are the communities that are hit hardest first and foremost by the health impacts of coal pollution.
- We collaborate. We work with other health and environmental organisations to gain the best possible outcomes from our health and our climate.
Healthy Futures is a movement of healthcare workers and friends and we would love you to get involved. You can sign-up for regular email updates, become a volunteer or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.