NEST members participated in a national day of imagining what a Just Transition to a more sustainable, loving society could be.
Click HERE for more information about a Just Transition,
and how to take action.
WHAT DOES PLANETARY HEALTH MEAN TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS?
Members of NEST are involved in research to assess the values, knowledge, skills and practices of global healthcare providers with respect to centering planetary health in patient care.
CANADA DAY DEMANDS
As naturopathic doctors, we have an imperative to ensure our services are accessible to the original stewards of the land on which we work. As a profession who benefits from Indigenous knowledge systems, we have a deep debt to pay, which can start with meaningfully integrating Indigenous ways of knowing into our training, and appropriately honouring the origins of the medicines we use. As advocates of treating the whole, we must also advocate for urgent action on the part of the Canadian government on all of the TRC calls to action. Click HERE for more.
To celebrate both Earth Day and International Environment Day, and every day, NEST and friends are rewilding!
Choose from a variety of curated activities, and make suggestions for activities to include. Even better, offer to host!
Click HERE for ideas!
PLANTING COMMUNITY ORCHARDS
Planting trees, particularly ones that bear fruit, has myriad benefits to the planet, people, and communities. From encouraging pollinators, to capturing carbon, to localizing food supply, trees are truly magic. We invite you to explore planting a tree in your own space or your community.
JUST EAT IT TORONTO!
Just Eat It! Toronto, aimed to change the food waste behaviours of Toronto residents by building awareness, building skills and knowledge, and motivating residents to take action on food waste. The Toronto challenge is offered in partnership with Drawdown Toronto, EcoCaledon, WastelessFood and Canadian Climate Challenge, and was modelled after a similar campaign run in Dufferin County, entitled “Plan to Save”.
GRATITUDE FOR FOOD!
We were thrilled to partner with Drawdown Toronto and Eco Caledon to explore ways in which individuals, families and communities can become more responsible stewards of our natural resources through the lens of food.
RELEASE RESTRICTIONS ON CHILDREN
We lobbied the Ontario Ministry of Education to lift restrictions on children in schools in September 2020. Check out our open letter!
A JUST RECOVERY FOR ALL
NEST is one of hundreds of Canadian organizations that have endorsed a call for a Just Recovery post COVID. Check out their webpage for more info on how you can participate! Let us know if you want to help NEST identify strategies to enact its principles!
NEST joined in a city-wide effort to advocate for the urgent expansion of Toronto's protected bike lanes to enable more active transportation during the COVID pandemic and beyond. The push was successful, but more is needed to relieve pressure on the Yonge Line of the TTC. Visit here to see how you can help!
COMMUNITY GARDENS AND FOOD SECURITY
We are nurturing possible partnerships with a number of community agricultural programs working to address food security and nutrition literacy. If you have an interest in this work and/or potential connections for us, please get in touch!