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Upcoming Webinars

Climate Smart Health Care Solutions: Benefits of Reuse and Repair

June 27th, 2023 at 9:00 am PST/ 12:00 pm EST

Join the Coalition as we explore the circular economy as an opportunity to reduce the environmental impacts of hospital-generated waste and improve the efficiency of health care delivery. Attendees will hear from two innovative companies that have committed to climate-smart health care solutions that reduce waste and carbon emissions, ensure a secure supply of health care materials, and result in long-term cost savings.

A representative from EcoTex Healthcare Linen Service will share how their reprocessing facilities provide important hygienically clean linens (including reusable gowns) to hospitals across the country. Surface Medical Inc. will also discuss how their product, CleanPatch®, quickly and effectively repairs medical surfaces including mattresses, stretchers and wheelchairs.

Register HERE.

Past Webinars

Benchmarking for a Sustainable Future in Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes

May 30th, 2023 at 9:00 am PST/ 12:00 pm EST

Watch the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care's webinar outlining our success in developing Canada’s new (and only) Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) and Retirement Home (RH) Scorecard for benchmarking environmental performance. The areas of focus include energy, waste, water, pollution prevention, policy and leadership, transportation, food and climate change. Hear about the results of our pilot with LTCH's and RH's as well as watch a demonstration of the online benchmarking tool. Learn about the benefits of benchmarking your facility, including examples of best practices to reduce energy consumption, and how this tool can support decision-makers in these sectors.

Watch the recording HERE.

View the presentation slides HERE.

Stores and Celebration: Nurses Passionate about Planetary Health

May 17th, 2023 at 5:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm EST

On the heels of nursing week, join the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, Peach Health Ontario and CASCADES for a celebration of nurses embedding planetary health into their practice. On May 17, nurses from the Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group of RNAO and the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment will come together and share stories of their work and visions for a healthier tomorrow. We invite everyone interested in the environment and health to celebrate, listen and engage with these nurses' unique stories.


  • Highlight and celebrate the contributions of nurses supporting planetary health
  • Inform the audience of the diverse ways nurses embed this work into their practice and bring to life the work of CANE and ONEIG
  • Provide space to support a growing community of practice of nurses and other healthcare professionals invested in planetary health

Watch the recording HERE.

Mitigation and Resilience: Hospitals taking climate action

May 4th, 2023 at 9:00 am PST/ 12:00 pm EST

Approximately 5% of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada come from the health care system. With the growing reality of the climate crisis and the impacts of the extreme weather events we have already starting to witness, it is more important than ever that health care facilities take steps to reduce their carbon emissions and ensure their facilities are climate resilient.

Join the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, PEACH Health Ontario, and CASCADES as we welcome representatives from Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS), Synergie Santé Environnement (SSE) and the New St Paul’s Hospital Project, in Vancouver, B.C to describe their actions on climate change mitigation and resilience.

Watch the recording HERE.

View the presentation slides HERE.

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Impacts on non-target organisms

March 28th, 2023 at 5:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm EST

Join the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, PEACH Health Ontario, and CASCADES for an interactive webinar with pharmacist Gigi Wong who will present on the topic of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

In this one-hour session Gigi will describe how pharmaceuticals enter the environment; detail the environmental classification for pharmaceuticals and the properties of persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity; as well as provide one example of wildlife that has been negatively impacted by the use of pharmaceuticals.

Watch the recording HERE.

View the presentation slides HERE.

Climate Change and Health: The Role of Radiology

March 9th, 2023 at 9 am PST/ 12 pm EST

Join the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, PEACH Health Ontario, and CASCADES as we welcome Dr. Maura Brown, MD, FRCPC, Diagnostic Imaging, BC Cancer Agency to speak on the topic of sustainable radiology in health care.

In this one-hour session Dr. Brown reviewed the concept of planetary health, outlined available choices in radiology departments and discussed the role of health care leaders in climate advocacy.

Myles Sergeant, PEng. MD, Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, then introduced the concept of sustainability criteria in RFPs.

Watch the recording HERE.

View presentation slides HERE.

Planetary Health Menus: Implementing plant-rich diets for people and the planet

January 31st, 2023 at 9 am PST/ 12 pm EST

Join the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, PEACH Health Ontario, CASCADES, and Nourish as we welcome speakers Elísabet H. Brynjarsdóttir and Lindi Close, master’s graduates of UBC, who will present on the integration of plant-rich menus within hospitals and long-term care centres. They will discuss the results of a survey conducted across Ontario, to gather information about plant-based initiatives In health care and share a simple tool developed to help those looking to make changes to their menu.

We also hear from Marianne Katusin, Director of Support Services at Halton Healthcare, who will speak about the process of integrating plant-based choices into hospital menus and Hayley Lapalme, Co-Executive Director of Nourish, will speak about Nourish’s new Planetary Health Menus climate program to help institutions reduce their food-related emissions.

Watch HERE.

Hospital Pharmacies and the Climate Crisis

October 26th, 2022 at 8pm ET

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, PEACH Health Ontario, and CASCADES partnered to welcome Dr. Shellyza Moledina Sajwani, for an overview of climate change's relevance to pharmacy. She specifically focuses on tangible objectives that can be completed within a hospital pharmacy setting, using the example of the Ottawa Hospital Pharmacy Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Watch HERE.

Climate smart health care solutions: Reusable Elastomeric Respirators

July 22, 2022

Presentations from the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers, Dentec Safety, Precision ADM, and Prescientx who share their perspectives on the status of reusable elastomeric respirators in Canada.

Watch HERE.

"Do no harm... Is that it?" Let's build more sustainable health care. A clinicians guide.

June 28, 2022

This webinar defines sustainability terms and frameworks such as LEED and WELL, provides context for sustainability in the health care built environment in Ontario and British Columbia, identifies emerging trends for sustainable health care design, and provides insight into the design and project implementation process to leverage clinical advocacy.

Watch HERE.

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

May 26, 2022

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care demonstrates how transitioning to a reusable PPE system can result in environmental benefits, cost savings, and stability for health care facilities. We show how all of this is possible without sacrificing the safety of patients and health care workers.

Watch HERE.