Last week I met with experts in the health and public sector at the Provence house of South Holland. The meeting was about exploring possibilities on how to connect green/nature and health. Most of us never met before, and it was a joy to start this journey. We all know we can’t live without nature but nowadays we don’t appreciate it very much. Climate change issues is one, but there are also the “small” benefits, like when taking a walk in nature we feel happier and less stressed. It recharges our batteries. With an aging population, more people with Cancer, CVD, ADHD, diabetes and obesity it is good to look at what nature can offer us.
But how are we going to connect Green and Health? How are we going to get people, the government en companies to not only start realising that we have this wonderful product called Nature which can help us. But also to get every one to start appreciating and enjoying Nature again.
The exploration brought a wall full of post-it notes with new ideas. The coming Months we are going to explore more. Develop and set up programs, research and get new parties on board. And with this, testing new ways of working with all these new stakeholders.
If you are a company, NGO, Foundation or just a person with good ideas and feel like joining the Playground? Or would you like to know more about the project? Please drop us a note, we are happy to hear from you.