Philips Canada and Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care partner on Canadian Green Health Care Digest
Combermere, Ontario October 18, 2011 - The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and Philips Canada have joined forces to provide Canada’s green health care champions with access to the Canadian Green Health Care Digest. Thanks to financial support from Philips, the Canadian Green Health Care Digest is delivered free of charge to desktops every second Friday by email.
“At Philips we continually strive to improve the environmental performance of our organization in an effort to enhance the health and well-being of Canadians and the communities they live in,” said Iain Burns, Senior Vice President, Philips Canada. “We are pleased to partner with the Coalition to ensure Canada’s green health care champions are receiving relevant and timely information on how to improve their environmental performance.”
Recipients receive the top green health care headlines from Canada and beyond on topics of interest to those involved in greening our health care organisations and communities.
“This is a welcome opportunity for the Coalition to increase our engagement with health care organisations across Canada” stated Coalition Stewardship Council Chair Kady Cowan. “With Philips’ generous support, we now have a communications tool that specifically helps green health care champions across Canada stay current on what is happening in their specific areas of environmental interest. This improves all our partnerships as we strive to advance health care sustainability and reduce our ecological footprint.”
The Digest focuses on the latest news in:
• Sustainable buildings and energy management
• Greenhouse gas reduction innovations
• Sustainable and local foods
• Environmentally responsible purchasing
• Waste management and minimization
• Safer chemical policies and toxics reduction
• Sustainable transportation
• Water use reduction and conservation
• Sustainability initiative funding opportunities,
• Green education and training possibilities
• Links between health and the environment.
“I appreciate receiving the Coalition’s Digest as it keeps me in the loop with what is taking place within Canada’s health care sector and it bridges the geographical challenge in Canada by connecting the varied stakeholders in greening health care”
Aman Hundal, Manager Sustainability & Waste Operations, Interior Health Authority, Kelowna, BC.
Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in health care, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” www.philips.ca
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is an alliance of committed Canadian health service organisations, associations and environmentally-focused business associates that promote the adoption of environmentally-friendly and sustainable health care service delivery to complement the compassionate delivery of health care. The Coalition is nationally recognized as Canada’s premier, integrated green resource network positively influencing the ecological impact of Canadian health care. www.greenhealthcare.ca
For further information, please contact:
Santina Giuliano, Corporate Communications Manager
Philips Electronics Ltd
Kent Waddington, Communications Director
Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care