Sri Lanka update – Learning about the Importance of Plants

Sri Lankan students based in the Foundation of Goodness’ (FOG) Sixteen Village Heartbeat Empowerment (VHE) Centres were introduced to the importance of plants to our planet’s ecosystems and human survival. The students were first introduced to the concept of photosynthesis – the basic biochemical process performed by plants which underpins our atmosphere’s oxygen levels. They […]

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Girawa launches its Planetary Health Youth Club

Girawa launches its Planetary Health Youth Club By Joelita Rocha Girawa is proud to announce the launch of its “Youth Club Project”, starting in Lins, Condor and Taubaté city in Brazil.  It aims to contribute to building the Planetary Health Next Generation Network, through providing support to the Planetary Health Ambassadors interested in implementing a

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Earth Day 2023: Girawa Reaches Poland!

To celebrate Earth Day in April 2023, students of the Calvary Captain Witold Pilecki State University of Malopolska in Oświęcim in Poland were taught about Planetary Health issues using teaching material created by Girawa. The lessons were conducted for students aged between 22 and 25, of the University’s Masters degree in Nursing. They touched on

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Partners update: Students learn about nutrition and air pollution

Partners update: Students learn about nutrition and air pollution Students in Brazil and Sri Lanka have continued to benefit from Girawa’s teaching material covering nutrition and air pollution. First students associated with our partners Clube Saúde Planetária Lins (CSP Lins) based in the Lins district of São Paulo, Brazil benefited from Girawa’s teaching material covering

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Girawa – Clube Saúde Planetária Lins partnership begins successfully

Girawa – Clube Saúde Planetária Lins partnership begins successfully The partnership between Girawa and Clube Saúde Planetária Lins (CSP Lins) began in 2021 thanks to an invitation from Lucas Sulino Fernandes, the National Ambassador for Planetary Health appointed by the USP Planetary Health Research Group. Clube Saúde Planetária Lins is integrated into Clube Saúde Planetária

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COP26: Will it be our last lifeline before its game over?

COP26: Will it be our last lifeline before its game over? By Mikhail Caga-Anan COP26 is the United Nations conference that brings together almost all the world’s leaders to discuss and solve the major issue of climate change. COP stands for ‘Conference Of the Parties’ and will be the 26th annual summit scheduled to take

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Girawa partners with Saúde Planetária Lins – São Paulo

Girawa partners with Saúde Planetária Lins – São Paulo We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the Saúde Planetária branch serving the Lins district of São Paulo, Brazil. Saúde Planetária is an initiative first developed by the Planetary Health Research Group based in the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of São

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How much does Human Welfare depend on Nature? | Part 4: Prioritising Planetary Health

How much does Human Welfare depend on Nature? | Part 4: Prioritising Planetary Health Today many health policy analyses recognise the health issues occurring in response to climate change, such as the spread of tropical diseases and human migration due to the detrimental effect on resources. Health organisations seek to develop healthcare systems to cope

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How much does Human Welfare depend on Nature? | Part 3: The Ecological Crisis

How much does Human Welfare depend on Nature? | Part 3: The Ecological Crisis In part 2, I explored how our desire for foods or substances that are detrimental to our health in excess, is leading to extensive environmental damage due to large scale manufacturing and waste. In this part, I will examine factors that

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How much does Human Welfare depend on Nature? | Part 2: Over-Consumption vs Planetary Health

  How much does Human Welfare depend on Nature? | Part 2: Over-Consumption vs Planetary Health In part 1, I examined the most potent sources of man-made pollution and their effects on the environment, wildlife and human health. In this part, I will explore how certain substances we consume in excess can not only damage our health

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