The 4 Stages of Health System Climate Action | What Stage Are You In? We need to go from emitting 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases per year today, to zero tons as soon as possible. Climate action is a global transition to clean renewable energy, and the elimination of greenhouse gases. It is about
Have you tried to buy an American made TV? Very tough to do – in fact, impossible. There are things that we simply no longer manufacture in the US because of the high cost of manufacturing here, and the very low cost of container shipping. We do still manufacture solar panels here, but not many,
We recommend the recent NEJM Catalyst article, “What Can Hospitals Learn from The Coca-Cola Company? Health Care Sustainability Reporting.” The authors make it clear that US companies in non-healthcare sectors have made enormous strides in publicly reporting the environmental impact of their operations. Some 2,000 major companies, including 90% of S&P 500 companies, annually produce such sustainability reports.
Health systems contribute about 10% of the greenhouse gas emissions of the United States. The work to eliminate emissions can be daunting. Across the last year, the Healthcare Climate ActionWorks has interviewed health system executives, federal, state, local leaders, and national experts on reversing climate change. An early discovery has been the importance of local
Leading on Climate Change: How Healthcare Leaders Stop Global Warming “The Climate crisis is a health crisis, and the looming climate disaster will also be the worst health catastrophe of all time. Every person who works in health care – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, parking valets, support staff, executives and more – should be engaged in