In this blog entry I want to talk about Healthy Living. I use the term healthy living as I am talking about health in terms of a whole life view. This means talking about health in terms of prevention; the type of things that we can do on a daily basis and local government could possibly do, to assist us live healthier lives. This is different from the health care system, which we tend to engage with only when absolutley necessary.
The impact of 7 billion people living on planet Earth is having a profound effect on its environment and climate. The Climate Justice movement indicates that 20% of the Earth's surface is now degraded, with serious consequences for the world’s poorest in trying to sustain a living. Such a huge and increasing global population, with its need for economic activity, sustenance and quality of life, is making unsustainable demands on the Earth’s natural resources. Reserves of timber, fish, oil, and clean water are being depleted.
D5P will be online from the end of February 2012, to ask people living in Dublin how they think the City should develop over the next fifteen years. Every month we will introduce a different topic that is important for sustainable development, which over time, will help build up a picture of what citizens think is important for Dublin's future.