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Sustainability and Health

Thursday 7 May, Medical Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, Gibbet Hill Campus

The Green Wing, a Warwick Medical School society and part of the MedSin 'Healthy Planet' campaign, will be hosting an evening lecture on Sustainability and Health for all staff and students, addressing the current national debate on this issue.

The guest speaker will be Dr David Pencheon, Director of NHS Sustainable Development Unit. The role of the NHS SDU includes promoting appropriate NHS response to climate change, helping shape NHS policy, and encouraging best evaluated practice on sustainable development. The talk will start at 7pm in the Medical Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre.

From 5.30pm there will be a complimentary buffet and discussion group for students with Dr Pencheon, in the Medical Teaching Centre Common Room (above the lecture theatre) - students wishing to attend this discussion are requested to please RSVP to thegreenwing@hotmail.com.

The Green Wing are a 2 year old medical student organisation under the umbrella of MedSin, with links to all the other medical school charities in this field from across the country including People and Planet. The organisation now has over 200 members and has held successful fundraising events for charities Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of The Earth. Members of The Green Wing have also visited schools to pass on the message of looking after the environment, as well as campaigning within the Medical School and hospitals for a 'greener' way. Visit the Green Wing website to find out more about the society.

Green Wing