Join us on our upcoming webinar to learn more about the Green Health Challenges and opportunities for your institution to participate and receive recognition for your efforts. GGHH staff will provide an in-depth view into each of the Challenges along with founding participant members, who will share their innovative projects and strategies to achieve the objectives of the Challenges.

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals is pleased to announce the launch of the Green Health Challenges, a new initiative calling on its robust network to increase their commitment to reduce their environmental footprint.

The Green Health Challenges are a data-driven initiative, designed to help health care organizations commit to sustainability goals and track the impact of their environmental projects and efforts. Each Challenge contains a series of targets, indicators and focus areas that provide a pathway for members, and for the GGHH network as a whole, to measurably reduce their footprint.

When?

Time and Date:
Session 1: November 1st, 2017

  • 7 am Pacific Daylight Time
  • 11 am Argentina Time
  • 3 pm Central European Summer Time
  • 4 pm South Africa Standard Time

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Register for session 1

Session 2:
November 1st, 2017

  • 6 pm Pacific Daylight Time

November 2nd, 2017

  • 6.30 am India Standard Time
  • 9 am China Standard Time and Philippine Time
  • 11 am Australian Eastern Standard Time

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Register for session 2

Duration: 1 hour
Language: English

Free of charge.
Those who participate in the entire webinar will receive a Certificate of Attendance by email. When you complete the registration form, please provide your name as you would like it to appear on the Certificate of Attendance.

Speakers

Session 1:

  • Tom Harris is the Sustainability Officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust where he supports the Care Without Carbon team on a range of work across energy, water and waste management. In addition to his work with SCFT he is currently studying MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology. This has includes topics such as urban sustainability, building materials science and energy modelling of buildings. He has a wide range of experience delivering sustainability projects and energy consultancy within a number of different sectors and organisations, from supporting low income and vulnerable families living in fuel poverty to reporting and energy management for large and well-known companies.
  • Oliver Slaughter is the Sustainability Officer at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. He joined the Care Without Carbon team in January 2017, supporting the team with its day-to-day operational activities. He is key to delivering its wide ranging sustainability projects including carbon monitoring and reporting for services provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Previously Oliver studied BSc (Hons) Environmental Science at Plymouth University who have been award winning for their pioneering approach to sustainability with higher education. Oliver’s experience and knowledge of sustainability communication and engagement from working as part of the university’s ‘Future Leaders’ program is adding value to the Dare to Care campaign.

Session 2:

  • Judene Andrews is UnitingCare Queensland’s Manager for Sustainability. She is responsible for developing and implementing eco-efficiency initiatives across the organisation and encouraging behaviour change amongst staff and volunteers. Prior to joining UnitingCare Queensland Judene worked in the Office of Clean Energy where she was responsible for implementing energy efficient programs for small business across Queensland. Judene previously was the manager of TravelSmart, a Queensland Government program to encourage people to use sustainable transport within communities, schools and workplaces. Judene has worked in a range of areas including government, non-government organisations and as a consultant.

Both sessions:

  • Scott Slotterback is GGHH’s Policy Director, Health Care Without Harm – Global. Working for the National Facilities Services group at Kaiser Permanente, Scott led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major healthcare buildings. He also created and implemented enterprise-wide sustainability training programs. He authored numerous sustainability focused case studies, design standards, white papers, and articles. He is based in the USA.
  • Susan Wilburn is GGHH’s Sustainability Director and an occupational & environmental health specialist (fields of study: nursing, public health, and epidemiology). Prior to joining Health Care Without Harm, she 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 is based in the USA.
  • Nick Thorp joined Health Care Without Harm in April of 2013 and serves as the Global Community Manager for GGHH. He has over 10 years of experience working with a variety of NGOs conducting toxicological research and developing innovative and interactive tools to advance education and public engagement around issues related to community and environmental health. Nick holds a dual degree from the University of Oregon in International Environmental Studies and French. He is based in Washington States in the United States.