Plant With Us!
Staff from across the Randwick Campus are supporting Randwick City Council in the ‘Plant With Us’ program throughout the year. The health benefits of trees and green space include protection against extreme heat, improved air quality, reduced UV risk, space for exercise and improved mental health.
Dr Kate Charlesworth, SESLHD Sustainability Lead said: “Extreme heat is the number one climate-health risk for Sydneysiders. Staff can be part of the solution by helping to plant thousands of trees and shrubs in our communities this year. Trees and green space have a substantial cooling effect in cities and so help to protect against extreme heat, which is increasing with climate change.”
One of the first events was tree planting in Heffron Park, Maroubra, where Dr Charlesworth was joined by Randwick Mayor Danny Said and Deputy Mayor Philipa Veitch. Locations for upcoming events include: Barwon Park, Matraville, Little Bay, Pioneers Park, Malabar, and Arthur Byrne Reserve, Maroubra.
SESLHD staff, as well as friends, neighbours and colleagues are all welcome to the events. For information and bookings see the Plant With Us Program on the Randwick City Council website.