SAVE THE DATE: First Sustainability Share & Learn Session of 2011

The National Capital Region Sustainable Healthcare Alliance (NCRSHA) in collaboration with the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s Environmental Protection Committee invites you this Share & Learn Event on Thursday, February 24th from 1:00-3:00PM at the DCHA. (DCHA’s NEW offices are at 1152 15th Street, NW, Suite 900,  Washington, DC).This event is FREE and open to all interested participants working with or in National Capital Region hospitals. Bring yourselves, your ideas and your experiences (good and bad) in building a sustainable healthcare organization and join the discussion. Mark your calendars!

Trying to tackle sustainability but don’t know how to get started? Starting a sustainability program can be challenging. Building the structure and vision within your organization to address sustainability is a vital first step to a successful program. Setting up a Green Team or tasking an existing committee with the same charge is often a key first step. This program will feature a panel of healthcare professionals who have taken a leadership role in creating Green Teams at their organizations. Learn how hospitals around the region have:

  • Created functional and productive Green Teams;
  • Have engaged their fellow employees to participate;
  • Have gotten support from the C-Suite to move forward; and
  • Have used the Green Team to develop sustainability goals and make progress!

Confirmed panelists include: Robert Jewell, Director of Environmental Services, Sibley Hospital, Seema Wadhwa, Sustainability Engineer, Inova Health System and Rachel DeMunda, Senior Director of Sustainability & Env Health & Safety.

Please don’t forget to RSVP to this email address if you can join us for this event.