Annual Report 2009-10: The Three Greens for Health
This public health report focuses on environment and health.
People have a right to a good quality of environment and while things are definitely getting better in Sandwell, there is still considerable room for further improvement. However, local concerns about issues such as nuisances, antisocial behaviour and littering are immediate, and tackling them makes a real difference to people’s lives- their physical and mental health and feelings of wellbeing and security, and whether or not they feel good about themselves and their communities.
Just as people need to take care of themselves, they also need to take care of the public spaces they share. If we do not look after ourselves, our health will suffer, if we do not look after our environment, we will all suffer. A healthy environment is a key to healthy people. Green promotion is health promotion. A green, clean community will not be a depressed community.
You can browse the document online (see box on the right) or you can download a .pdf version here.