The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care aims to build capabilities and capacity in individuals and organizations to enable the development of an environmentally sustainable, net-zero and climate-resilient health system. Paving the way for an ideal green community. 

Health care is everywhere. From hospitals to community centres, health care is deeply integrated into different parts of the community. As we face this climate crisis, the health care system has the privilege and responsibility to lead the way towards an ideal green community.  We can do this in 3 ways: 

  1. Anchor institutions, like hospitals, can lead the way on sustainability and be a shining light for others in the community
  2. Health facilities and clinics interact with many parts of society and business.  Our choices matter. We can choose who we buy from, and what we buy.
  3. Health care professionals have been identified as the most trusted of all professions. Health care professionals have the opportunity to provide community leadership in actions against climate change as well as in the adoption of technologies and practices that improve the health of individuals and the planet.

Elements of the Ideal Green Community

 

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News

Media Release - Towards a Safe, Secure and Sustainable Reusable PPE System in Canadian Health Care

On December 21st, 2023 the Coalition disseminated a media release representing the culmination of our project, entitled ‘A circular economy model for hospital-generated PPE and medical single-use plastic waste: Demonstrating opportunities for reduction and reuse’, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Learn more HERE.

New Guidebook - Sustainable Health Care: An Implementation Guide for Rheumatologists

Check out the latest Guidebook for Environmental Stewardship, developed by the Ontario Rheumatology Association and the Canadian Rheumatology Association, alongside PEACH and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. View the Guidebooks.

Two New User Profiles

Read the Coalition's first two user profiles of our Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative, focusing on battery-powered micro-mobility. You find the links on our project webpage HERE.

Join our National Health Care Forest

With the help of our partners, the Coalition is helping to create a national health care forest! If you are interested in planting trees or shrubs at your facility, please reach out to us using our CONTACT US page.

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