Bondi Junction doctors and DEA members Dr Astrid-Jane Williams and Dr Nick Williams fear how climate change could impact their children’s futures and so they decided to put the little ones to work on their first piece of political activism, getting them to help by sending drawings of their environmental concerns to political candidates. Full interview in The Daily Telegraph.
Gastroenterologist Dr Astrid-Jane Williams and Neonatalist Dr Nick Williams are parents to little Arthur, two, and Lachlan, four, and they are expecting a third baby soon.
The medical professionals joined Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) three years ago and now they’re asking other parents in the east to join them in send drawings by their children depicting environmental concerns to the candidates.
“We’re already seeing that impact in terms of the consequences of climate change such as natural disasters, heatwaves, flooding and storms and the impact that’s having physically and mentally on health sector,”
~ Dr Astrid-Jane Williams, Gastroenterologist and DEA member.
“Climate change will no doubt become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia.
“We talk commonly about the environment in our household given it’s a passion of ours and also of significant importance to instil that vale in the upbringing of our children.
“Given we live in the eastern suburbs, there’s a lot of discussion about the health of the ocean and what happens if we don’t do the right thing – simple things to understand for kids like recycling and correctly.”
The Williams boys were inspired by the bushfires and floods experienced by their grandfather who lives on the land in creating their masterpieces.
Read the full story: The Daily Telegraph/Wentworth Courier