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The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care has been working diligently over the past year to complete the first comprehensive made-in-Canada environmental benchmarking tool for long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes (RH) and is now garnering participants to pilot this project.
The new scorecard continues the Coalition’s long-standing focus on helping health care organisations measure their environmental performance in a number of areas including energy and water conservation, waste management, corporate environmental leadership, pollution prevention, food, transportation and climate change.
Why Participate? Ultimately, your participation will provide the LTC/RH sector with important information and insights about environmental performance and energy consumption, as well as:
- Help you measure your internal environmental performance to improve your sustainability initiatives;
- Help reduce your energy and greenhouse gas emissions using Canada’s first evidence-based environmental evaluation tool for health care;
- Provide you and senior leaders with important information to help guide budgeting and planning, highlight anomalies (i.e., fuel consumption, waste management fees, etc.) and assist in more informed decision-making; and
- See where you rank environmentally relative to peer organisations.
You are invited to become a thought leader in this pilot project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and saying ‘Yes, count me in!’.
Autumn will set you up with you own unique, confidential survey link so you can start submitting your 2021 data before March 30th, 2023. If needed, she will be happy to jump on a Zoom call to outline the basics and answer your questions.
She will also share with you information about the IESO’s SaveOnEnergy financial incentive program, and send you a copy of the new Environmental Stewardship Guidebook for boards, management, and clinical staff in the LTC/RH sector.