An image of a small tree in a broken glass, environmental fragility.
An April 22 Continuing Education in-person and live, virtual conference will examine how clinicians and healthcare systems can act to reduce their carbon footprint.

- A live, hybrid conference on April 22 offered both in person at UVA School of Nursing and virtually over Zoom -

“It is becoming increasingly clear that the climate crisis is also a health crisis, and that while every sector has a role to play in protecting our planet’s natural systems, the imperative for the health sector is especially strong.”

-David Nabarro, Healthcare Without Harm Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization

The health sector’s global climate footprint is massive; if it were a country, it would be the fifth-largest emitter on the planet. And you might be surprised to learn that the U.S. healthcare sector is the Earth's worst offender, and the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases in both absolute and per capita terms.

So if we want to make a difference, where do we start?

This conference will help equip people (clinicians, students, healthcare faculty, and staff) who are interested in healthcare sustainability with the knowledge and resources to work for change in reducing our carbon footprint. The agenda is built around the action steps outlined in the Health Care Without Harm Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization. Amy Collins, MD, medical director of physician engagement and education at Healthcare Without Harm, will offer the conference's keynote address.

For more information or to register, please email