Next week, Melbourne will host the inaugural International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress 2010. This “ground breaking event explores the many ways nature and parks significantly contribute to our health and wellbeing”. It has a great line up of speakers, although sadly the $1,100 registration fee will exclude lots of folks who would otherwise attend.
You can find details on the program here.
As a strange side note, Sir Gustav Nossal AC is the Congress Patron. Given he has been a vocal supporter of nuclear power – which necessitates the destruction of indigenous lands here in Australia and the dumping of waste on indigenous communities – who are struggling to protect their country – he does seem like a strange choice of patron.