Biodiversity describes the variety of life on Earth and refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. It is essential for the processes that support all life on Earth and creates healthy ecosystems to support the air we breathe and food we eat.
Currently, biodiversity is threatened across the globe. This includes ecosystems on hospital grounds and near hospitals. As a large part of local communities, healthcare, including hospitals, LTC homes, and clinics can increase biodiversity by planting trees, creating spaces for pollinators, and rain gardens. Increased biodiversity supports the climate change resilient communities.
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Evidence-based park prescription programs involving health or social service providers who encourage their patients/clients to spend time in nature with the goal of improving their health and well-being.
A partnership between CCGHC, PEACH Health Ontario and several regional Tree planting organizations. This is hosted within the Trees for Life website. We will help you plant trees at your facility!
The David Suzuki ‘Butterfly Way’ now includes healthcare facilities. Reach out to the Butterfly Way program to see if you can become a Butterfly Ranger for your facility.