With the campaign 1000 cities, 1000 lives, events will be organized worldwide during the week of 7 – 11 April 2010.
The global goals of the campaign are:
- 1000 cities: to open up public spaces to health, whether it be activities in parks, town hall meetings, clean-up campaigns, or closing off portions of streets to motorized vehicles.
- 1000 lives: to collect 1000 stories of urban health champions who have taken action and had a significant impact on health in their cities.
I will be participating in a local effort to clean up trash from our parks, streets and public use areas. I am happy to do my very small, tiddly part in making our environment better. What really bugs though … that people feel the need to dump their trash wherever they are without a second thought. Come on folks! Clean up after yourselves … and that means your dogs poop too.
How will you celebrate World Health Day? Does your city have plans? I can’t speak for Utah because while I’ve looked and looked, I have yet to find anything! But really? Who needs one dedicated day to make a difference? Not this gal … I’m still working on my ARK … and I have much to do.