Meeting Archive:
Hospital Sustainability Collaborative Webinar Series | Webinar 1: Track Emissions and Save Money

Meeting Description:
The first webinar in this series reviews how to make reductions to health care’s carbon footprint. Health care is responsible for nearly 10 percent of U.S. emissions, and of that, hospitals contribute more than one-third of those emissions.

Learn how to take action on this issue with the Practice Greenhealth Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Toolkit, and hear lessons learned from Florida Hospital Association and Practice Greenhealth member Cleveland Clinic Weston on their journey to become the first carbon-neutral Florida hospital. We’ll cover how to create a GHG inventory and baseline using the spreadsheet tracking tool and the awards application, recommendations for how to engage leadership, and how to make progress on a reduction goal.

Join us to start 2020 with the tools necessary to take action on climate at your hospital or health system.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand how to create a baseline for Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
  2. Learn how to pitch a GHG goal to leadership.
  3. Discover ways to make progress on the goal with energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies.
Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Florida Hospital Association
 Presenter Information
Lauren Koch, Associate Director, Climate and Health, Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth

Lauren Koch is the Associate Director for the Climate and Health program with a focus on mitigation and resilience initiatives at Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. Both of these non-profit organizations seek to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. Lauren earned dual master’s degrees in environment and natural resources/public policy and administration from The Ohio State University and has over ten years of health care and sustainability experience.

Jon Utech, Senior Director, Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic
Jon E. Utech develops sustainability strategies to emphasize the connection of environmental stewardship to Cleveland Clinic’s health care mission. He directs the Clinic's sustainability program covering energy demand reduction, recycling, LEED, climate resilience, green supply chain, water reduction, engagement and reporting. Utech has more than 18 years of corporate strategy and planning experience and 10 years of corporate sustainability program and renewable energy experience prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2013.