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Events[edit source]


October 10 - World Mental health Day
Annual event. W

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April 7 - World Health Day
Global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). W who.int

News and comment[edit source]


World’s first passive house hospital planned, July 18 [1]


Sustainable Medicine, Cuba and Peak oil, 20 October [2]

Climate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st Century, May 14 [3]


Integrated health strategies can save children’s lives, says UNICEF flagship, State of the World’s Children Report 2008, January 22 [4]

Green exercise[edit source]

Green exercise refers to physical exercise undertaken in natural environments. Physical exercise is well known to provide physical and psychological health benefits. There is also good evidence that viewing, being in, and interacting with natural environments has positive effects, reducing stress and increasing the ability to cope with stress, reducing mental fatigue and improving concentration and cognitive function. W

Green Gym[edit source]

The Conservation Volunteers' (UK community volunteering charity that works to create healthier and happier communities for everyone through environmental conservation) Green Gym programme aims to provide people with a way to enhance their fitness and health while taking action to improve the outdoor environment. It can be seen as enabling people to get fit who would not normally attend a conventional gym or sports centre. W


  1. Passive House Plus
  2. off-grid.net, 20 Oct 2009
  3. University College London, May 14, 2009
  4. UNICEF, January 22 2008