Step Five: plan and prioritise your actions
This is pretty important - and so is worth spending quite a lot of time and thought on.
It comes from bringing together all of the previous steps and will inform what you do so in the rest of the time that you're involved in Healthy Planet.
It is key to being an effective climate and health advocate, or team of them. Think about the vision and mission of the campaign – do you agree with them?
If so, what sort of focus and level of involvement are you looking for?
- Do you want to get involved nationally and shape the future aims and objectives of Healthy Planet at the National level, or do you want to lead more locally around your university?
- Do you want to get involved peripherally and take part in activities when they crop up?
- Do you want to aim high and end up doing internships with related professional institutions and organisations?
- Do you want to do your own thing and just stay in the loop?
- Are you more interested in the national or international advocacy work, in education, training and communication, or in making the NHS more sustainable? Or a combination of all 3?
Anything you want to do is just fine - chat to us if you aren’t sure and after a chat and after following a few of these steps you’ll probably know. We're very approachable. Email Izzy at firstname.lastname@example.org
In terms of the sorts of tangible projects you could think about doing, there's a page here with a bunch of ideas to start you off.
Regardless of what you want to do, make sure you take it step by step. Otherwise there’s a risk you’ll burn out or drift off into the ether of ‘I just didn’t know what to do’.
Know where you’re going before you do anything – that is the purpose of these steps, to offer some suggestions on where you could go.