June 7, 2012
A global move is underway to raise awareness of how healthcare plays a role in damaging the environment. Whether it’s through joining together as a recognized association that can share ideas on how to lessen the impact or going it alone, the issue is slowly being acknowledged.
In the US, the Healthy Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is made up of three organizations and 11 health systems all focused on steering the healthcare industry to finding ways to function and operate using sustainable and resourceful processes.
The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network (GGHHN) is an international group of member countries who have pledged to decrease the environmental footprint of hospitals in their communities and raise public environmental health understanding…