NSW Nurses & Midwives Association
Represented by Brett Holmes, General Secretary
How does your organisation address climate change?
The NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) is the trade union and professional association for nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing and assistant in midwifery in the State of NSW. We have a membership of 72,000 across Public Health, Private Acute, Aged Care, Disability and Primary Health Care. We are foundation members of the Hunter Jobs Alliance - which aims to promote alternate employment in Hunter Coal communities, a member of the Climate and Health Alliance, and a member of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals. We facilitate seminars and meetings of interested members with health managements to encourage both understanding and cooperative action in health environments. We are growing our member involvement in climate and health awareness. Internally we are reducing our energy footprint by changing to LED lighting and moving a fleet of 51 cars from diesel to Hybrid.
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
Internally we will undertake an assessment of how we can further reduce our environmental footprint in energy, recycling, and resource use. Externally, we continue to engage our members in taking action at work and in their communities.