Reducing the climate impact of health care

Providing health care in the US generates about 8% of our annual carbon emissions. That is a big number! We were joined by the Sustainability Program Manager at a hospital in Boston We discuss how hospitals are working to reduce their carbon impact.

In this episode we covered the following topics:

  • Avery shares her ‘short story’ on how she got to this position.
  • We get into some of the insights on the work she is doing inside a ‘corporate / heath environment’ to bring about sustainability
    • Supply chain (Sope 1, 2, & 3)
    • Single use equipment, tools
    • The Cool food pledge
    • anesthetic gases, and reducing loss through leaks
  • We reveal an ongoing learning opportunity in the course of the discussion

The reading list:

Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist the United States transform it’s energy sector, over the next decade, under a just and equitable plan, that uses regulations, investments and a price on carbon that protects environmental justice communities.

Thanks for listening.

…Ted McIntyre

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