We discussed many of the benefits that nature provides at a Green Thinkers meeting last year after reading ‘What has nature ever done for us?’ by Tony Juniper. Studies show that people living close to areas of green space enjoy a range of health benefits – many of which were referenced in Public Health England own review’. Two medics who attended our meeting testified to these health benefits from their personal experience.
With the election coming up in May there is the opportunity to do more than discuss these issues – we can vote for an MP, or party, that supports the ‘Nature and Wellbeing Act’ set out in a Green Paper proposed by the RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts. Continue reading