Past-Lead: Reena Ahluwalia, Air Quality trainer for the family of Physicians of Canada
Nursing students comprise over 80% of our membership, which speaks to how important environmental health issues are to the future leaders of our profession! ONEIG is committed to supporting students through relevant newsletter features and an upcoming student event. We hope to engage, connect and illuminate how health is connected to the environment. We can make a difference everyday one step at a time.
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Get out there and Dig!
I had the opportunity to travel to Rouge Valley Conservation Park to a tree restoration event put on by the David Suzuki foundation and RONA. It was an amazing day of learning about the environmental impact of cash cropping and what is being done to restore the lost land. Trees provide better air quality, homes for critters and animals the benefits are endless. It was a wonderful experience and I'd like to encourage anyone to go out and Nurse a Tree! as nurses we work within institutions to improve the quality of life of our patients. Sometimes we forget the importance of caring for the environment we live in to improve the quality of life for the earth as well as its millions of inhabitants. Every little thing counts from planting flowers in your garden to advocating for better public health policy. As a student rep for ONEIG I've come to realize the real need for us to come together and make efforts small or big to care for the environment. :D
“…nursing students play a special role in environmental health advocacy, and as such, should never underestimate the change they can help facilitate in the field.”-Morgan Lincon
Working towards better Indoor Arena Air Quality
Andrew Shepherd communications ENO and second year BscN student, has made some great advances on our Indoor Arena Air Quality resolution over the past few months. He recently had the opportunity to interview management staff at the Stirling-Rawdon & District Recreation Centre, near Belleville. Recently awarded the 2012 Hockeyville by Hockey Night in Canada fans across the country, this arena is on the cutting edge of indoor arena air quality control and monitoring. Way to go Andrew!