The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Minister for Health, have released the new Victorian Memorandum for Health and Nature.
The Victorian Memorandum for Health and Nature recognises that there is a strong connection between the health of the natural environment and human health and wellbeing. Healthy ecosystems provide the shelter, food, clean air and water that sustain all living organisms – including us - while our parks and open spaces play a critical role in enhancing our wellbeing by providing places for physical activity, play, learning and discovery.
While the role of parks and nature has in the past been under-recognised as contributor to prevention, there is now a global commitment to strengthening cross-sector partnerships that recognise the contributions of nature to health, well-being and quality of life.
The Victorian Government is committed to supporting and enabling an integrated, whole of government approach that recognises the benefits of healthy parks and other natural assets for the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.
You can find the full Memorandum for Health and Nature on the Biodiversity websiteSubmit your story!