FlipSide works to link sustainability and health promotion on campuses worldwide
The recent release of the 2015 Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges marks a precedent setting challenge for campuses worldwide to recognize that health extends beyond individuals and that the promotion of health necessarily involves attention to sustainability. How our communities are shaped and organized, the culture, and the health of the environment where it’s situated are all complex, dynamic determinants of health and health choices at a collective scale. As a lead collaborating author of the Charter, Dr. AlisonShaw helped to make sustainability an integral component of healthy campuses worldwide. After all, campuses are the living laboratories for research and culture change.