We are a group of doctors, nurses and other health professionals living and working in the Kootenays.
Recognizing the direct relationship between planetary health and human health and wellbeing, our mission is to urgently advocate for the rapid adoption of policies, practices and structural changes that protect and restore planetary health.
We envision a world where human activities prioritize planetary health and we are on track to protecting and restoring ecosystems to support healthy and equitable futures for all
Our Theory of Change
If people think of planetary health as essential to personal and public health and believe that urgent change is possible and necessary, they will take action to reduce pollution, protect biodiversity, and conserve energy because they want longer, healthier and safer lives for themselves and their families.
Caring – caring for all humans and ecosystems
Collaboration – collaborating with diverse groups to amplify advocacy for planetary health
Interdependence: acknowledging the interconnectedness of all life, and seeking to live and work with reverence for the earth and its inhabitants.
Equity – fairness and justice for all humans and ecosystems
Diversity – acknowledging the need for diverse participation in our advocacy
Inclusivity – openness to all voices in our advocacy
Curiosity and humility – always approaching the complex intersectorial foundations of human and planetary health with curiosity and humility.