action prescriptions

Given that we have been talking about the environment in class and the importance of action I wanted to share this link. Dr. Jeremijenko, an Australian artist, designer and engineer, has started a clinic in NYC to address environmental issues on an individual basis. Run like a health clinic patients come in and discuss an issue they are concerned with such as toxins in the air. They are then given a “prescrption”, which is an action rather than a magic pill. The solutions are interesting.

Check it out if you have time. There is a short video. X Clinic NoPark.

How can we create more opportunities that allow individuals to become actively involved in their communities and solutions to environmental and social issues?