São Paulo – On September 14th and 15th, Brazilian GGHH members participated in the 9th annual Healthy Hospitals Seminar (HHS), the main national event on sustainability and environmental management in the health sector.
Hospitals require significant amounts of energy to run their operations. By implementing energy conservation measures and energy saving technologies, hospitals can reduce their energy use, save money, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will highlight examples of energy saving innovations provided in the GGHH guidance document on energy available to members.
GGHH member and 2020 Challenge participant from South Africa, Grey’s Hospital, organized the “Greening Grey’s” Awareness Day. This event provided staff with the opportunity to learn about the impact of health care facilities like theirs on public health, environmental health, and climate change. In addition, Grey’s Hospital shared information on the initiatives and campaigns the hospital will be rolling out to reduce their carbon footprint as an institution with regards to energy and waste.