The Climate and Health Innovation Award recognizes a hospital or health system for innovative work that addresses the health impacts of climate change. The work can be a project, program, or process related to 1) reducing the hospital or supply chain carbon footprint, 2) improving facility infrastructure or strengthening community climate resilience, or 3) a communications, advocacy, or education initiative.
The Health Care Climate Council is looking for innovative approaches for reducing carbon emissions and/or improving climate resilience. Judges from the council will consider an applicant’s overall work on climate, but the focus of this award is to identify “out-of-the-box” approaches that could help the sector move forward in ways that have not yet been widely deployed. For example, a project may have a relatively small numerical impact on carbon emissions but a big impact on community engagement, or a project may employ a new technology or business model and have a large numerical impact.
Must be a Practice Greenhealth member.
Must complete the climate section of the 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards application.
The activity must have been initiated in the prior two years.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Demonstration of innovation and benefit of activity.
Measurable results or actions (e.g. reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, number of employees doing activity).
Ability to be replicated by others, including commitment by the hospital to share lessons learned.
Complete the short application below by Feb. 15.