Human Health depends on the Health of our Environment.

Human health and wellbeing depend on a healthy, stable environment. We need to maintain ecosystems with biodiversity for the wellbeing of the earth, which in turn is in our best interest let alone all other living species. Unfortunately, man has ignored this, with the earth now in the Anthropocene era, where the earth’s state has been changed by man, including the greatest threat to human health this century – climate change.

I have always been concerned to protect our environment. Living in Mackay, I joined the Mackay Conservation Group (MCG) when it formed and was president for 28 years. I am a member of the management committees for Qld DEA and MCG.

I donate the income from my work with QPTS to groups that in different ways support our environment including:

DEA is an independent, non-government organisation of doctors which advocates to prevent the diseases caused by damage to our natural environment. It is a public health voice for environmental health with a focus on the health harms from pollution and climate change.

BHA  buys and manages land for conservation and partners with Aboriginal groups and other landowners (such as farmers), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land too.

AWC owns and manages land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 6.5 million hectares.

ACF is Australia’s national environment organisation. It speaks out for a world where forests, rivers, people, and wildlife thrive.

QCC works to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland’s natural environments,– bringing Queenslanders together for nature and climate justice

MCG  advocates for environmental protection in the Mackay -Whitsunday region, working collaboratively with other groups. The main issues are water, the climate emergency and habitat.

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. It provides authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public on climate change and solutions.

Market Forces exposes institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects holding these institutions accountable. We work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming

The Wilderness Society is a non-profit environmental advocacy organisation. It is powered by thousands of Australians from all walks of life. It works to support the living world that makes all life possible (including our own)

EDO is the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific, dedicated to protecting our climate, communities and environment by providing access to justice, running ground-breaking litigation and leading law reform advocacy.