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Welcome to GreenCare!

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

Why GreenCare?

Climate change and its associated environmental and human health problems are our current global reality — a reality that we must all take action to address.

Health care is responsible for 4.6% of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions and as such, contributes to and is impacted by our climate reality. By understanding and finding solutions to challenges that include energy and carbon emissions, material waste, water management, chemical use and transportation, there is much that we can all do to achieve better health and well-being for our environment, patients, staff and communities.

What is GreenCare?

A network founded by the Energy and Environmental Sustainability team, GreenCare unites efforts across the B.C. health-care community to transform our health-care system toward environmentally sustainable and resilient care for healthy people, place and planet.

Efforts include work undertaken by the Energy and Environmental Sustainability team, by health-care and medical staff, and all together, in collaboration and partnership.  Connecting and supporting diverse individuals and groups within Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health, GreenCare amplifies and celebrates projects, programs and staff that advance environmental sustainability solutions in health-care delivery and population health.

The GreenCare website is a resource for the network and a home to communicate and celebrate all efforts.

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Energy & Environmental Sustainability

A collaboration team created in 2010 to ensure a regional approach to climate resilient and environmentally sustainable care is taken across these four health organizations:

Energy & Environmental Sustainability Team’s purpose

To inspire and empower everyone we work with
to collaboratively enable systemic transformation
so that we can restore and regenerate the interdependent health of people and planet — now and for future generations.

Senior leadership

Mauricio Acosta

Executive Director,
Facilities Management
and Business
Performance

Robert Bradley

Director, Energy and
Environmental
Sustainability

Program teams

Climate Change

Craig Dedels

Manager, Climate Risk & Resilience

Ghazal Ebrahimi

PHSA Energy and
Emissions Manager

Mehrdad Gharibnavaz

Providence Health Care
Energy and Emissions
Manager

Kori Jones

VCH Energy and
Emissions Manager

Jeson Mak

Fraser Health Energy and
Emissions Manager

Vacant

Regional Thermal Energy
Manager
Energy and Carbon

Maleeka Aamer

Fraser Health Energy Specialist

Sabah Ali

Regional Energy
Coordinator

Ghazal Ebrahimi

PHSA Energy and
Emissions Manager

Mehrdad Gharibnavaz

Providence Health Care
Energy and Emissions
Manager

Kori Jones

VCH Energy and
Emissions Manager

Kelly Lim

VCH Energy Specialist

Jeson Mak

Fraser Health Energy and
Emissions Manager

Suman Mandal

Providence Health Care
Energy Specialist

Cathy McDonald

Regional Energy
Coordinator

Sze Tam

PHSA Energy Specialist

Vacant

Regional Thermal Energy
Manager
Food

Sonja Janousek

Environmental
Sustainability Manager
Leadership and Innovation

Nina Akhtar

Sustainability Consultant

Emel Zerrouk

Sustainability Consultant
Materials

Marianne Dawson

Sustainability Consultant
Transportation

Emily Lomax

Sustainability Consultant
Water

Sonja Janousek

Environmental
Sustainability Manager