Global Green and Healthy Hospitals is proud to announce the launch of its Global Webinar Series.  Following the 10 sustainability goals set out in the GGHH Agenda, each webinar will focus on a specific Agenda Goal throughout 2015 and 2016.

Next Webinar: Water | Methods and Tools for Sustainable Management and Conservation in the Health Sector

The webinar will focus on:

  • Conservation, recycling and treatment measures to reduce hospital water consumption and wastewater pollution.
  • The relationship between potable water availability and healthcare resilience to withstand physical, natural, economic and social disruption.

When?

Wednesday 28th January or Thursday 29th January (depending on your time zone).

Starting Time

  • Pacific Standard Time (for example, San Francisco): 28th January, 6 pm
  • South America Eastern Time (for example, Buenos Aires): 28th January, 11 pm
  • Central European Time: 29th January, 3 am
  • Philippine Time and China Standard Time (for example, Manila and Beijing): 29th January, 10 am
  • Korean Standard Time (for example, Seoul): 29th January, 11 am
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time (for example, Melbourne): 29th January, 1 pm

Duration: 1 hour. Session will be recorded and made available after the event.

Language: English

Cost: Free of charge.  To register, click here. Space is limited.

Presenters:

  • Susan Wilburn, Sustainability Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, will present on Global Green and Healthy Hospitals.
  • Scott Slotterback, Policy Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, will present the GGHH Water Guidance Document for Members.
  • Dr. Jaelim Cho, Research Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine at the Yonsei University College of Medicine and member of Green Hospitals Task Force at Yonsei University Health System and the Korea Society for Green Hospital, will present their experience on sustainable management and conversation of water at their institution.
  • Moderator: Susan Wilburn

Informational, education and interactive: these one hour webinar will provide opportunities for members from around the globe to come together to learn and share experiences. Each webinar will include background and technical information about the GGHH Agenda Goal, actions hospitals can take to achieve their goals as well as case example, success stories and lessons learned from individual GGHH members. The webinars will include time for questions and answer and discussion amongst the group.

About the Presenters

Dr. Jaelim Cho is a graduate of Chosun University medical school and is certified as a general practitioner in the Republic of Korea. Dr. Cho served her residency in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine. She is a specialist in preventive medicine and now serving as a research fellow in the same department. She has been working as a researcher in the field of environmental epidemiology, especially focusing on mental health. Also, she has participated in greening healthcare as a member of Green Hospital Task Force at Yonsei University Health System and the Korea Society for Green Hospital.

Scott Slotterback is the Policy Director of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals. He worked for over a decade for Kaiser Permanente, where he led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major healthcare buildings and developed and implemented sustainability strategies for the Facilities Planning group. He served on the national Environmental Stewardship Workgroup, which established goals and implementation strategies for operational and facilities focused sustainability efforts and created and implemented enterprise-wide sustainability training programs. He also served on the National Steering Committee that wrote the Green Guide for Healthcare, which became the basis for LEED for Healthcare.

Susan Wilburn is the Sustainability Director of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals. She is an occupational & environmental health specialist who worked at the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva for eight years, where she coordinated the “greening hospitals” initiative, as well as the Protecting Health Workers – Preventing Needlestick Injuries project. She was also a nursing consultant to the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, and has worked as the Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health at the American Nurses Association.

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