WCHA Leading Thinkers Series Web Conference: Sustainable Healthcare - Support, Promote and Opportunities

How can healthcare services become more sustainable?

Healthcare in Australia has a large impact on the environment. In fact, 7% of carbon emissions in Australia come from the healthcare sector as well as considerable amounts of waste which have cascading effects on the environment. There is a clear need for healthcare to become more sustainable, but how can services create change?

This Webinar will focus on concrete steps organisations can take to become more sustainable. Hear from Carol Behne about the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network, an organisation of hospitals dedicated to reducing their impact on the environment and how joining can benefit your service.

Also hear from Carlos Machado, Sustainability Coordinator at Western Health, about the model they are using to create long-lasting change within the organisation.

About the presenters:

Carol Behne is the Sustainable Healthcare Program Manager, at Climate and Health Alliance.

Carol Behne coordinates Global Green and Healthy Hospitals in the Pacific region. With her she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in sustainable healthcare from her role as Sustainable Healthcare Program Manager at the Climate and Health Alliance, a coalition of organisations and individuals within Australia who see climate change as a health issue and advocate for prompt policy action.

Carlos Machado is the Sustainability Coordinator, at Western Health.

As Sustainability Coordinator at Western Health, Carlos Machado has continued to strengthen the organisation’s focus on the environment, utilising a model of change which empowers staff to take ownership of sustainability initiatives within their workspace.the Sustainability Coordinator, at Western Health.

How can I join this web meeting?

Details on how to join this Web Conference is available on our members website. 

All staff of Member Services are welcome to join this meeting. If you do not have a website account, you will need to create an account first.

Have a colleague or staff member who might be interested in this Webinar? Make sure to download this flyer and spread the word.