What is green healthcare?
Green healthcare looks at ways to reduce waste and carbon emissions that come from healthcare practices. This includes activities like recycling, lowering energy usage, and reducing travel to clinics, to name a few. In doing so, care becomes more sustainable while meeting the needs of our patients, community and environment.
Why is it important?
Green Council Vision and Mission
To empower primary care throughout Guelph to embrace and champion environmental stewardship.
Engage primary care teams across Guelph
and raise awareness
Support primary care teams in their implementation of green healthcare practices
Facilitate change in patient, provider and community understanding and behaviour
The Guelph Family Health Team is working on these 5 initiatives to help combat climate change
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The Guelph Family Health Team’s Healthy Planet Prescription
Climate change is the current greatest population health concern. The good news is there is action we can all take to do our part to reduce carbon emissions.
Upcoming Events and News:
Stories of environmentally sustainable practices in primary care
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The Guelph FHT is now a member of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care.