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Climate change madness from the WHO: Hospitals urged to reduce their carbon footprints! May 23, 2009

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Climate change madness from the WHO: Hospitals urged to reduce their carbon footprints!

By the blogowner honestclimate, May 23, 2009


Ambulance of the future?

Ambulance of the future?

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…

Reuters, May 22, 2009

WHO urges hospitals to join climate change battle

Hospitals And Their Emergency Vehicles, Which Are Major Polluters, Must Join The Fight Against Climate Change, The World Health Organization Said On Friday.

“The health sector can contribute a lot to reduce the carbon footprint because the health sector in many countries is the second most important user and energy consumption is very high,” Maria Neira, director of the WHO’s department of public health and environment, told a news briefing.

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Hospitals should use alternative forms of energy such as solar panels and wind turbines, install energy-efficient lightbulbs as well as buy organic food from local suppliers and make ambulances more environmentally friendly, the WHO said.

“The health sector, with its fleets of hospital vehicles, delivery vehicles, and staff and patient travel, is a transportation-intensive industry,” the WHO said, calling for the use of more efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

Just to let you know our hospital is wind powered so start praying that there will be wind during the operation

Fingers crossed that the wind turbines don't stop during your operation!

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1. Magnus Andersson - May 23, 2009

Why didn’t they first changed name of their organization, to World Health Oppressors?

2. Jeremy - May 27, 2009

The biggest difference a hospital would make in emissions is to insulate it as thoroughly as possible. I don’t see a problem with that.

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