This action framework provides a broad range of ideas that health authorities, educational institutions, childcare facilities, and local governments can take to support the determinants of healthy eating while promoting a local and sustainable food supply.
With a design inspired by the nearby Green Timbers forest, the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) in Surrey instantly transports patients entering the building to a place where healing and the environment co-exist.
The Lower Mainland Recycling Renewal project is the first of its kind for BC health authorities. Previous recycling efforts at most of our hospitals have been uncoordinated and largely lacked appropriate support.
All new Lower Mainland health authority buildings are designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard as per the BC government’s Energy Efficient Buildings Strategy.
As part of GreenCare’s Recycle Renewal program, 700 recycling bins have been added to five sites. With recycling bins for beverage containers; rigid plastic & tin; soft plastic and mixed paper, we can now recycle more of our waste.