Green Your Medical Practice
According to medical researchers, the U.S. healthcare system contributes 10% of the nation’s carbon emissions and 9% of harmful non-greenhouse air pollutants.
As a result, private practitioners and hospital administrators alike are taking steps to green their office operations. The greatest impact medical spaces can have on reducing carbon emissions relate to:
- Energy Conservation
- Medical Waste Reduction
- Transitioning to Locally-Sourced, Plant-Based Diets
The following resources provide public health professionals with practical tools to develop strategies to increase sustainability and decrease their harmful impacts on people and the planet.
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