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Has your health care facility already experienced climate-related hazards?
Has your health care facility already experienced
climate-related hazards?

Many health care facilities across North America have already experienced extreme weather events (e.g. storms, floods, wildfires, extreme temperature events) that can create emergencies by damaging infrastructure, compromising access to critical resources (e.g. food and water) and have challenged the ...

Posted: February 26, 2015|Green Column, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

Greening our way into 2013
Greening our way into 2013

In 2012, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (www.greenhealthcare.ca) reached more people and organisations than ever before. We dramatically expanded our membership among health care facilities and health systems, as well as environmentally-conscious businesses, non-profit groups and individual environmental ...

Posted: January 2, 2013|Columns, Green Column|0 comments

Green Column: Helping hospitals embrace energy savings
Green Column: Helping hospitals embrace energy savings

Energy intensity in Canada’s health services sector is the second highest of all commercial and institutional facilities according to a 2005 Natural Resources Canada report, and it comes as no surprise because our treatment and care facilities often require extremely ...

Posted: October 11, 2012|Green Column|0 comments

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