Climate and Health
If we want to be healthy, we need to keep the planet healthy too!
Climate change is already affecting Victorian early childhood services, schools and workplaces. There are more hot days and heatwaves, less rainfall overall but more intense downpours and floods, more severe bushfires and longer fire seasons.
This puts more stress on physical and mental health, and safety. That’s why the Achievement Program is supporting members to adapt to climate change and also take climate actions that co-benefit health and wellbeing.
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To begin taking climate actions, join the free Achievement Program.
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Climate and Health pathway
The Achievement Program's new Climate and Health pathway will help members strengthen the environmental sustainability activities already in place and take new actions that will also support health and wellbeing.
Six climate actions
Members are supported to take six broad climate actions that will also benefit health and wellbeing.
- Increase active travel
- Eat more plants
- Reduce waste
- Use less energy
- Connect with nature
- Get climate-ready
The six key climate actions are woven into the Health Priority Areas and presented in separate Climate and Health resources.
Climate and Health toolkits and factsheets explain the climate actions, show the impact on health and link to helpful tools, resources and supporting programs.
Climate actions may be taken at any time, either as a part of a Health Priority Area or separately.
Members can share their climate and health progress by completing and returning a case study form. They then receive a certificate acknowledging their commitment towards supporting climate and health.
Climate and health action
A webinar on promoting climate and health action
There is an increased urgency to support education settings, workplaces and the wider community to get climate-ready and tackle climate change and its impact on health. In the below webinar, we discuss with experts the research, reflections and proven approaches to promoting climate and health action.