The Lancet Commission on Climate Change has identified climate change as both the greatest global health threat and opportunity of the 21st century. Canadian healthcare emissions of CO2 and its equivalents contribute to 4.6% of Canada’s total emissions.

In May 2021, the Hamilton Family Health team launched the Green Initiative. This initiative is open to all of primary care in the greater Hamilton area. We have tools for reducing the impact of our office emissions and waste. We also show ways healthcare providers can improve the care we provide to our patients while also lessening its environmental impact. Our resources include a worksheet, ‘how to’ infographics, EMR searches, prescription templates, videos, and CME events. We invite you to join us. For more information please see our Green Team website.

We are launching all components of the initiative with the biweekly Green Corner Newsletter, and past issues are listed below. Drop us an email here to receive copies in your inbox.