A simple cartoon depiction of a hospital with green windows, wind turbines on the roof, and a faceless health care provider in the door.

Healthcare Sustainability

Save the Date! Registration opens in February!

Date: April 22, 2023

Keynote address: Amy Collins, MD
Medical Director of Physician Engagement and Education, Health Care Without Harm 

A live, hybrid conference:

  • In person at UVA
  • Virtually, via 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
Health Care 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. health-care sector is the worst offender, 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 who are interested in health-care sustainability with the knowledge and resources to work for change in order to reduce 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

For more information or to be notified when registration opens, please email sonce@virginia.edu