For a third year in a row, a group of eco-conscious physicians will campaign at the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) General Council Aug. 23–26 for physician associations to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in renewable energy.
Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, two leaders in environmental health, have together divested their fossil fuel investments. Employee retirement plans at both organizations are now free of fossil fuel holdings and previous holdings have been replaced with climate friendly investments.
A group of Canadian doctors hope to make blackouts a thing of the past for Gaza’s hospitals by installing solar panels to provide energy 24/7 for emergency rooms and operating theatres. The “EmpowerGAZA” project has launched a fundraising drive on Indiegogo to secure the $200,000 required to fund the first […]
The Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) is a benchmarking and recognition program which aims to reflect hospitals’ environmental performance as indicated by their operations, management, and policies. Hospitals that participate in the GHS program receive an individual GHS report, which is created using the data submitted through the GHS Survey. The […]
It’s hard to imagine any hospital, with its massive demand for round-the-clock power, operating off the grid. But it’s happening at one Midwest hospital system. In October 2014, Gundersen Health System, based in La Crosse, Wis., announced it had reached its goal of energy independence when, for the first time, […]
From single-sort recycling to renewable energy credits, York Hospital has been busy working toward turning “sustainability” into savings. With a volunteer “Green Team” whose mission considers conserving the environment by ensuring that sustainability becomes an integral component of daily operations, while also ensuring excellent ‘far above par’ patient care, these […]