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The purpose of the audit was to monitor materials in the recycling bins and identify any medical and garbage contamination problems. Read on for info & the full report >
Convenient, available, low cost and the environmentally-minded choice. These are just a few of the characteristics of BC tap water, yet people still are purchasing and consuming bottled water with great frequency.
Do you know about the Metro Vancouver city bylaw that bans disposal of medications in the garbage? Are you part of the majority of the population in contravention of this bylaw?
Kathy Romses, a public health dietitian who works part time with Vancouver Coastal Health, took the challenge. Read her story here.
A project phasing-out paper delivery of clinical reports, estimates that by the end of 2014 we’ll be saving over 5M pages of paper per year!
Composting across the health authorities - want to know more?
Earlier this year, a pilot study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of new bins and signage in decreasing contamination.
The Energy & Environmental Sustainability (EES) group created the "EES Green Playbook" to help multiple stakeholders learn more about EES...
The result has been celebrated in the media and underscores the profound impact that our built environment has on our wellbeing.
FH, VCH, PHC & PHSA were all carbon neutral in 2013, for the forth year in a row.