The Climate and Health Alliance, Health Care Without Harm’s strategic partner in Australia, and GGHH’s Founding Member Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association will be hosting the “Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank” on the 14th of October at Mater Hospital in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The event provides an opportunity to hear first-hand case studies of change, talk to experts, hear about opportunities for collaboration and contribute to a discussion about how to accelerate progress towards sustainable healthcare and hospital practices.

This event will also count with a presentation from Nick Thorp, Global Community Manager of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network to learn about this rapidly expanding network and the innovative platform that is enabling health and sustainability professionals to connect with one another around the world.

This Think Tank will allow participants to hear from industry leaders and professionals and engage in discussions about strategies to improve environmental sustainability and population health while reducing pressure on health sector budgets. Building green healthcare facilities, engaging staff for institution-wide change, reducing waste and saving money will be some of the topics covered in this dynamic and interactive event.

The Think Tank will be facilitated by leading sustainability educator and consultant Ian McBurney, and will feature snap shot presentations from professionals, followed by engaging and interactive discussions.