Who we are

We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territory of the K'ómoks First Nation.

The Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment is a group of actively practicing as well as student and retired nurses.

 

We use our trusted position in the health care profession and public to raise awareness, implement actions, and undertake advocacy efforts on environmental health issues that threaten health and well-being in the Comox Valley.

 

Awareness

By increasing knowledge of environmental issues

Action

By facilitating behavioural change in people

Advocacy

By contributing to the formulation of public policy involving the environment

in partnership with

COMOX VALLEY NURSES

FOR HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT

EXISTING LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

 

Planetary

Health

The time is now.

Climate change isn't in some far-off future, it's happening now. Let's get real about the impacts it will have on our health and the things we can do to help mitigate the damage.

Cleaner air

Let's quit smoking.

The Comox Valley has some of the worst air quality in Canada. If we want to continue to breathe clean air, we have to stop the burn.

Plastic pollution

It's time to ban the bag.

1000 years. It will take 1000 years for one plastic bag to biodegrade. CVNHE has lobbied municipal governments in the Comox Valley to implement a single-use plastic bag ban, and this is just the beginning.

"No amount of medical knowledge will lessen the accountability for nurses to do what nurses do, that is, manage the environment to promote positive life processes." 

- Florence Nightingale

 

PAST & UPCOMING EVENTS

Electric Car and Electric Bike Survey Results
Fri, Feb 21
Location is TBD
Feb 21, 7:00 PM
Location is TBD
Learn about Electrifying Transport in the Valley
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Drawdown EcoChallenge Online
Sun, Nov 10
Your house!
Nov 10, 2019, 9:00 PM – Dec 01, 2019, 9:00 AM
Your house!
Learn to reduce your GHG emissions
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Move2Electric: Comox Valley's first Electric Vehicle Event
Sat, May 18
Comox Valley Sports Centre
May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Comox Valley Sports Centre, Comox-Strathcona B, BC V9N 5Y2, Canada
CVNHE is encouraging a rapid adoption of electric vehicles in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are known to cause climate change. Join us on May 18th from 10-4 at the CV Sports Centre to find out more about EVs and how easy the transition can be.
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SUSTAINABILITY HEROES

BRANDI BERRY

Indigenous fourth year Bachelor of Science Nursing student at NIC with a passion for health, the environment, and the cultural connection between them.

 

We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territory of the K'ómoks First Nation.

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