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Ride for their Lives 2022

Starts World Health Day 7 April, ends COP27, 7-18 Nov

If Ride for their Lives 2021 (RFTL1) was about distance, effort, and sacrifice (see below), then Ride for their Lives 2022 (RFTL2) is about collaboration. RFTL2 will be a series of interconnected relays rather than the marathon of RFTL1.

The campaign is produced in association with the World Health Organisation and launched on their World Health Day April 7th 2022 - Our planet, our health.

Ride for their Lives 2022 builds to a first event in Geneva at the World Health Assembly 22-28 May and ends with COP27 in November 2022.

We want to make connections between different healthcare settings. The purpose of this is to generate collaboration within the healthcare sector on the climate and nature crisis, and then to promote that collaboration to the world.

We are looking for groups of paediatric and/or neonatal healthcare providers - and other healthcare providers - from at least two different hospitals or healthcare settings to organise a cycle, walk or run from one institution to the other institution(s) over one day. Click here to see how the Royal Society of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are helping to promote our ride to their members.

At the end of your day, we would like you to record (video or audio) a discussion following our three pillars strategy - improve, educate, advocate - around the topics of air quality, the benefits of active travel and healthy cities.

At the end of the conversation, you will have the opportunity to sign the Healthy Climate Prescription letter.

We will collate the campaigns and all these recordings into our Inspiration Hub, to be launched in the summer of 2022 as well as a narrative report which will form part of an international PR campaign to the healthcare and mainstream media.

Interested? Questions?

Please email ride@climateacceptancestudios.com to book a call.

For full details of the campaign please read our invitation to join document.

Join a ride here.

Please submit your video saying why you are joining Ride for their Lives 2022 to ride@climateacceptancestudios.com

How to join the campaign

What joining RTFL2022 means for you

Here are the steps you need to take to participate in RTFL2022.

1) Gather together a small group of likeminded paediatric and/or neonatal healthcare providers within your healthcare setting

2) Make contact with another group in a healthcare setting close to you, for example in the same city or the next city along

3) Set aside a day when both groups can work together

4) The campaign should start with both groups together at one of the healthcare settings

5) Both groups then cycle/run/walk to the other healthcare setting, taking photos and videos as they go

6) Once they arrive at the second healthcare setting, the group sits down and has a recorded conversation around the three pillars strategy

7) Finally, send all photos, videos and the recorded discussion to Climate Acceptance Studios’ central coordination team

8) At the end of the conversation, you will have the opportunity to sign the Healthy Climate Prescription letter.

9) An additional opportunity is to join our partner initiative, Walk2COP27, a 45-day virtual journey ending at COP27 with climate action related content, connections and interaction.

10) Our team is on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please contact ride@climateacceptancestudios.com to arrange a video call.

Please complete this form or email ride@climateacceptancestudios.com to book a call.

For full details of the campaign please read our invitation to join document.

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Organisations supporting Ride for their Lives 2022

Ride for their Lives 2021

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Left to right: Gillian Keegan, UK Minister of State for Care and Mental Health, Dr. Satyendra Prasad, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, WHO’s Climate change and Health lead, Katie Huffling, Association of Nurses for a Healthy Environment, Richard Smith, President of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, Wendy Morton, UK Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas, Dr Jeni Miller, Executive Director of Global Climate and Health Alliance, Rachel Levine, US Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization, Poornima Prabhakaran, Deputy Director of the Public Health Foundation of India.

The campaign

CAS’s first campaign, Ride for Their Lives 2021 (RFTL1) saw paediatric healthcare providers and health leaders cycle from Geneva to Glasgow for COP26. The campaign was a symbolic act to bring attention to the intersection between health and the climate crisis, with a particular focus on children who stand to suffer the most. The ride also called for immediate practical action to avert the deadly health impacts of the climate crisis, with specific messaging on air pollution and the harm it causes to children. CAS simultaneously toured the artwork Pollution Pods to act as a visual and experiential driver for the campaign.

A video summary of the whole campaign - from Geneva to COP26 in Glasgow
COP26 Health Pavilion Day 8: Healthy Climate Prescription
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The long and arduous ride comes to an end

The campaign was the first iteration of our model for securing change, which is to inspire more healthcare providers to lean into climate action. Healthcare providers are ready to take this step and can be highly influential once they do. This initial action begets further action and follows our ‘three pillars of change’ strategy.


The Healthy Climate Prescription and The Blue Satchel

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Riders experience the Pollution Pods

Ride for their Lives 2021 Partners

Route and Progress

Find all information about the number of people signing up, total kilometers cycled and the route our rides will be taking to COP26 here!

Click here

What's the story?

Learn more about the why behind the campaign #ridefortheirlives

Click to learn

Catch up with the Ride and Drift Journey

Learn more about the riders and Pollution Pod's synchronized journey from London to United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

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Organisations supporting Ride for their Lives 2021

Email ride@climateacceptancestudios.com for any queries