On 16 August 2017, the Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force, obliging countries from around the globe to phase out mercury-containing thermometers and blood pressure devices by 2020, and to phase-down their use of dental amalgam.
By: Julie Moyle, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth (GGHH’s implementation arm in the US)
If your sustainability priorities don’t include a transportation program and strategies to reduce transportation-related emissions, you are missing a big opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, transportation as a sector is the fastest growing source of worldwide carbon pollution, and contributes 27 percent of annual U.S. GHGs, exceeded only by energy production/consumption, which comprises 29 percent of annual U.S. GHGs.
The “Climate Action: A Playbook for Hospitals” is an interactive tool that also highlights examples of Health Care Climate Council members’ solutions that are improving climate and health, and saving money too.