Greening Healthcare. Jean Zigby, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP Président, Synergie Santé Environnement Sept 26th, 2009. What is Greening?. Changing the sustainability of an institution by improving its environmental, social and economic impacts. Does Health Care Pollute?.
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Jean Zigby, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP
Président, Synergie Santé Environnement
Sept 26th, 2009
Changing the sustainability of an institution by improving its environmental, social and economic impacts
“…it is probably reasonable to suggest that the health care system, both directly through its activities and indirectly through the use of products and services, contributes about 10% of the ill health and premature mortality that results from the adverse environmental impact arising from the activities of the Canadian economy.”
Primun non nocere produce 5.5 kilograms of waste each day.
First, do no harm
‘ produce 5.5 kilograms of waste each day. Health vs.Sick Care’ to
‘Health vs SickCare’
Phase out fossil fuels
Remove toxic /bioaccumulative materials from supply/construction chain
Guarantee equitable access to prevention and care
Influence ALL partners towards stewardship of the biosystemWhere do we need to go?
Muskogee Community Hospital