Health care facilities have significant impacts on the communities they serve in the three key pillars of sustainability: environment, economic, and health.
Forward-thinking organizations embrace sustainability as a way to improve the environment of care while lowering operating costs. These measures, especially those that are designed to improve energy, water, and waste management, have direct return on investment.
Greater efficiency and cost savings are then applied to the most important priority: patient and client care and security.
To support sustainability and resiliency efforts by health care organizations, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) are collaborating to deliver a series of free educational webinars for sustainability health care professionals across Canada.
Join us as we highlight reasons why organizations should recycle mercury-containing lights, how health care facilities can drive waste reduction through procurement, along with other key topics. There will be an overview of financial opportunities including rebates, partnerships, regulations, and developments within the marketplace. Key industry leaders will share their experiences supporting green initiatives. RCO and CCGHC aim to support organizations that are interested in expanding their current sustainability programs.
Webinar #1: Mercury, Lamps, Recycling, and Retrofits
April 24th, 2018
Webinar participants will be provided with tools and resources to support their efforts in reducing health care-generated waste and increasing recycling. Presenters will share emerging solutions to help drive waste reduction while assisting hospitals to gain understanding on how to improve their waste management score in the Coalition’s Green Hospital Scorecard.
For Mercury, Lamps, Recycling, and Retrofits we will cover:
- What recycling means
- Environmental hazards associated with improper disposal of mercury-containing products
- Recycling options, including leading-edge best practices
- Tracking and verifying
- Regulations at provincial, national, and global levels
- What’s happening in the marketplace
- ABCs of LED lighting retrofits
- Value of retrofits
- Available rebate programs
- How can this add value to the Coalition’s Green Hospital Scorecard
Click here to register for the FREE webinar
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care encourages sharing knowledge and practices through this webinar series. The CCGHC recommends that participants research the currently available service and product offerings through a wider range of suppliers for comparison purposes and in keeping with public sector purchasing guidelines. The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care does not express a direct endorsement of any product or services highlighted in these webinars.