Climate change madness from the WHO: Hospitals urged to reduce their carbon footprints! May 23, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Climate change madness from the WHO: Hospitals urged to reduce their carbon footprints!
By the blogowner honestclimate, May 23, 2009
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.
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.