Archive for November 2014

Lung Cancer Awareness Month26 Nov, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

CNHE Supports Lung Cancer Awareness Month -
November 2014

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. It is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in Canada. The Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment actively supports Lung Cancer Awareness 2014 and have listed a number of invaluable resources to help health professionals support awareness and take preventative measures to protect the health of individuals and communities across the country.


Lung Cancer Awareness

Greening Health Care: Moving Towards Sustainability26 Nov, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

Event Date: 2014/12/08


Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario



The Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) Green Hospital Champion Fund (GHCF) was established to help Ontario hospitals improve their environmental performance and reduce operating costs through implementation of green projects.

This event will showcase the five selected implementation projects of the GHCF, and share the experiences and results of their energy and waste projects, with emphasis on their relevance for the broader health care and environmental sectors.

Mel Green, Manager of Engineering and Energy Systems at Lakeridge Health will chair the event. Lakeridge Health was the winner of the 2013 Green Hospital of the Year Award.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO of Zerofootprint will outline his insights and experiences on the sustainability of change and reducing the ecological impact. Based in Toronto, Zerofootprint is an award-winning, socially responsible organization, with a mission to apply technology, design and risk management to reduce the environmental footprint and design solutions to help solve the current environmental crisis.

Dr. Dembo recently was the opening keynote speaker at The MIHealth Forum 2014 in May in Barcelona, Spain.

At Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Dr. Dembo is the head of the IT Committee of the Board and advises the Board on "green issues" and other health care matters.

To allow for greater accessibility, this event is offered both as a conference and a live webcast, at a discounted rate of $150

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care Webinar26 Nov, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

TOPIC: Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Water Conservation for Health Care Facilities - Introductory Webinar

BY: Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care

WHEN: Thursday, 4 December 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)



Climate change represents a serious risk to human health in the coming decades. A November 2014 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated with high confidence that "Health impacts [of climate change] include greater likelihood of injury and death due to more intense heat waves and fires, increased risks from foodborne and waterborne diseases, and loss of work capacity and reduced labour productivity in vulnerable populations... Globally, the magnitude and severity of negative impacts will increasingly outweigh positive impacts."

Many health care organisations across Canada have already demonstrated a desire to meet the climate change challenge head on by improving and adapting their operations to become more sustainable, efficient, and resilient. Thanks to Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program, the Coalition, and our partners, the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) and Synergie Sante Environnement (SSE), are able to offer guidance to health care organisations taking a serious leadership role in climate change preparation and mitigation.

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (the Coalition) is pleased to announce the launch of a new critical review tool designed to help Canadian health care facilities reduce their environmental footprint. The free Greenhouse Gas and Water Conservation Guide (GHG Guide) is available to anyone in the Canadian health sector via an innovative web platform, and provides strategies and outreach materials on water and GHG management, two of the key components of climate change mitigation.

The GHG Guide will be officially released to health care champions on December 4th at a free one-hour webinar hosted by the Coalition. Commencing at 12:30 PM (Eastern time), attendees will be walked through the various tools and resources and contained within the Guide. Please RSVP to join the webinar!

A Conversation with David Suzuki17 Nov, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

This fall, David Suzuki travelled coast to coast asking Canadians to stand with him to help protect our right to a healthy environment. The right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food is recognized by more than 110 nations — but not Canada.

UN Urges Immediate Action on Climate Change03 Nov, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe


Citing “clear and growing” human influence on the climate system, a United Nations report issued today has warned that if left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.