The Edventure Frome team is delighted to be kicking-off a new partnership with Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council. We are working together to build a greener, healthier future for Frome by asking “What can we do locally to improve our wellbeing, whilst also improving the health of the planet?” Here are three things you can do to get involved:
Let’s build a green and healthy future for Frome!
Share your ideas - we can help them grow
Projects that create benefits for both climate and health come in many shapes and sizes. Getting on bikes rather than in cars both reduces our carbon footprint and is good for our health; growing veg can be good for mental health and is greener than buying produce from supermarkets; car sharing can help people make closer friendships and save on petrol; time spent active in nature can reduce our need for more medication.
Johannes Moeller. M.D. Edventure: Frome
Online vision board
Do you have an idea for a project that would be good for both health and the planet?
This vision board is a platform for your ideas and priorities, and what we collectively want to see happen in Frome. With our funding from the Community Fund, we have the chance to explore how we can develop the most popular ideas further, and invite local people to get involved. The ideas also help us plan our programme of activities and events.
If you have an idea that you are committed to make happen yourself, have a look below at the project support that we can provide. Visit our online vision board to have a look and add your idea or email it to [email protected] and we’ll add it for you.
Do you want to find out more?
We look forward to welcoming you to our first public online meeting on April 29th at 12.45 – please join us if you can. Find out about free electric bikes that are coming to town soon or help to make your home warmer and healthier. We’ll also share more about how to sign up for free training provided by Mendip Health Connections for anyone interested in being part of a green and healthy future for the community of Frome. Register on Eventbrite
Do you want to bring an idea to life and need support?
We can provide start-up mentoring, training, coaching, meeting rooms or help making local connections – free for anyone who is working on an activity, project or business with the potential to both improve people’s health and address climate change.
Email [email protected] and we can arrange a call.
We are really excited as a practice to continue working with Frome Town Council, Edventure Frome and our community. This grant will further support us working together and accelerate our work towards a healthy and sustainable future. Our long term health and the wellbeing of our community relies on each one of us playing our part in supporting the health of our planet.
Dr Helen Kingston. Senior Partner, Frome Medical Practice
Edventure Frome CIC will focus on coordinating the partnership and organising weekly events across town, including both practical activities such as DIY secondary glazing or draft excluders as well as start-up support for residents, groups and organisations to develop climate and health projects.
A Green Health Connector and Green Community Connector programme run by the Medical Practice will help local people connect to green health opportunities across our town, and a Choosing Wisely campaign will help patients to make informed, green choices about prescriptions.
Frome Town Council will organise a Healthy Homes and Cycling by Prescription project, giving residents the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and the chance to try out an electric bike for a month.
As one of the first councils to declare a climate emergency we set a commitment to be zero carbon by 2030. We could never as a council meet this in isolation and that is why working in partnership with Edventure Frome and Frome Medical Practice, but also with residents in the town is so very important, and that the twin priorities of well-being and climate action are seen as one and the same. The award from the Climate Action Fund will enable us to move forward with real projects which will meet these aims and help us to really make a change in people’s lives: Ensuring warmness and wellness, whilst really committing to a cleaner, greener, healthier future.