New resource: Chemicals guidance document

On October 27, GGHH launched its Chemicals guidance document, an exciting new resource exclusive for members of the network. Developed by sustainability experts, this guide is designed to support health care institutions in addressing the most pressing challenges they face related to hazardous chemical use.

The GGHH Chemicals guidance document provides strategies and best practices for the identification and labeling of chemicals as well as the identification of safer alternatives for substitution. It includes a comprehensive list of priority chemicals and materials of concern in health care along with guidelines on how to handle or replace them. This compilation of strategies, advice and real world examples all serve the objective of protecting the health of patients, staff, visitors, and the community from the impacts of hazardous chemicals. 

Login to GGHH Connect and download the Chemicals guidance document!

Europe: CleanMed
November 29 - December 3

Europe’s leading conference on sustainable healthcare will this year once again be held online from November 29 - December 3, 2021.

The online conference showcases cutting-edge practices in sustainable healthcare and is the ideal venue for healthcare innovators to network and share ideas, finding new ways to drive change within their organizations and communities.

Register today and receive exclusive access to an exciting program, full of live and on-demand sessions.

Find out more

Pacific: Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2021
November 30

GGHH Pacific and the Climate and Health Alliance, along with the GGHH members UnitingCare and Metro North Health, are hosting the Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum on November 30. The event will be held both virtually and in person, at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Education Centre, Australia.

With the theme ‘Working towards a net zero emissions, climate resilient, equitable and environmentally sustainable healthcare sector: ensuring good health for all', the Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum is for anyone interested in improving the environmental footprint of healthcare (including aged care) and fostering a healthy future for people and the planet.

Find the program and register here.

Latin America: 4th conference of the GGHH network
December 1-2

Join us on December 1 and 2 for the 4th Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Latin American Conference: Driving change for a healthy and sustainable recovery.

Organized by the Health Care Without Harm Latin America team, speakers will discuss the main challenges the health care sector is facing and highlight the lessons and best practices from hospitals and health centers in the region.

The two-days forum will cover topics ranging from leadership and waste management during the COVID-19 pandemic, to chemicals, sustainable procurement, climate change, carbon footprint reduction and sustainable cooling in the health care sector.

The event will be held virtually, with simultaneous interpretation to English. Join the Conference!

Asia: Green Hospitals pre-conference
December 1, 2, 7, and 9

Organized by Health Care Without Harm and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, the Green Hospitals Asian Conference brings together hospitals, health systems, climate advocates and stakeholders to achieve green, sustainable and climate-resilient health care in Asia.

On December 1 and 2, and 7 and 9, join us for the Asian virtual pre-conference, where panelists and speakers will discuss how to define a climate-resilient, equitable and sustainable path of recovery from COVID and the climate crisis, will address the challenges and barriers that prevent health systems from making strong decarbonization commitments, and more!

Register today for the Green Hospitals Asia Pre-conference!

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