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B.C.’s health-care
network for
environmentally
sustainable and
resilient care

For the health of people, place
and planet

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What Is GreenCare?

GreenCare is a network that unites efforts across the B.C. health-care community to advance our health-care system toward environmentally sustainable and resilient care for the health of people, place and planet.

 

Founded by the Energy and Environmental Sustainability team, GreenCare efforts include work undertaken by the team, by health-care and medical staff, and all together, in collaboration and partnership.

 

Featured Story

 

Incorporating Indigenous food and culture into hospital care

Introducing B.C. salmon as a regular menu item at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and increasing cultural humility has been an upstream push for José Morais, manager, Food and Nutrition Services.

What Does GreenCare Do?

GreenCare’s ultimate goal is to restore and regenerate the interdependent health of people, place and planet — now and for future generations.

The Energy and Environmental Sustainability team is driving the push but can’t do it alone. Success will be a product of the entire health-care community.

Rashmi Chadha, Physician
(Department of Family Medicine), VGH.
Green + Leader since 2018

Get Involved

By joining the Green+Leaders program, you’ll be part of a network of more than 250 engaged staff volunteers who help create healthy workplaces and a healthy planet by improving the environmental performance of health-care operations across the Lower Mainland health organizations.

Green+Leaders:

  • Act as role models for environmental sustainability.
  • Encourage behaviour change among their coworkers.
  • Help improve processes and create a culture of environmental health and wellness throughout their organization.
  • Network, share ideas and learn from each other on ways to advance sustainability in the workplace!

Tell Us What You Think

Why did you visit our website today?

2020 Environmental Performance Accountability Report

  • Read the story of the environmental sustainability successes, challenges and future opportunities within Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health.
  • Better understand the need for action in our climate reality.
  • Learn about actions we can take together to advance our health-care system toward environmentally sustainable and resilient care for the health of people, place and planet.