How do we put a value on green infrastructure? →
This article from The Guardian throws up a range of issues that interrelates with issues in previous posts. With the growing recognition that green infrastructure and provision has a range of benefits, governments have the challenge to try and quantify this in order to make budget decisions. More than ever, in the current financial climate, these decisions have to offer value for money, and...
Exercise should be 'standard part of cancer care' →
This BBC article discusses a recent Macmillan Cancer Support report that backs physical exercise for patients and cancer survivors as a way of reducing the risk of dying from the disease, to minimise the side effects of treatment, and combat the likelihood of their condition returning. While, and as discussed before in my post ‘Activity, health and the environment’, undertaking...
'Where Children Sleep' →
Slightly off the environmental track, but nonetheless related to it (consider the boy who lives on a rubbish dump in Cambodia), these emotive images by documentary photographer James Mollison highlight, in a very real way, the issues of social justice, child poverty, class and disparities in global wealth distribution.