Destination CleanMed

Free webinar series leading up to CleanMed 2023 in Pittsburgh

Destination CleanMed series

The Destination CleanMed series features discussions building momentum that will culminate in Pittsburgh, May 23-25 for CleanMed 2023. Register now and invite your colleagues, collaborators, and partners to these free events. And don’t worry if you can’t join us on the day of the webinar. Each webinar will be recorded and posted here soon after the live event. 

Plan to join us for CleanMed 2023 where we will continue the conversations, learning, and problem-solving together. 

Upcoming event

The psychology of climate change as a force for good

March 23, 2023 12:00 PM ET

The mental health impacts of climate change are profoundly felt by those working in health care and beyond. People living in historically underserved communities and people of color feel the effects exponentially and have been leading the environmental justice movement for decades. Pittsburgh, CleanMed 2023’s host city, is no exception.

Join us to hear from two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) doctors who are exploring the mental health impacts of climate change on health care workers and how practices that underpin sustainability can help sustain individuals, drive change, and build hope in communities. The webinar will feature a 15-minute Q&A.



Recorded events

Introduction to ESG: How to begin the conversation

Feb. 23, 2023 12:00 PM ET

ESG criteria help stakeholders understand how an organization is managing risks and opportunities related to environmental, social, and governance issues. But what is the best way to begin the ESG conversation within your organization?

Join this introductory Q&A with Practice Greenheath’s sustainability solutions director to learn the basics about ESG disclosures and frameworks. This session will prepare you to attend ESG-centered sessions – including governance bootcamp and understanding the ESG landscape – during CleanMed in Pittsburgh May 23-25.

Breaking down IRA funds & the HHS pledge

Recorded Feb. 2, 2023 12:00 PM ET

In the past year, two major federal actions have brought new opportunities for health care climate action. Through HHS’ Health Sector Climate Pledge, more than 100 organizations representing 837 hospitals have committed to decarbonizing their operations and increasing resilience. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was also signed into law, bringing $369 billion in investments to drive the growth of clean energy and cut the nation’s climate impact.

Hear from two Health Care Without Harm climate experts and Hackensack Meridian Health’s VP of sustainability, who will share what the HHS pledge means for your hospitals and how IRA funding can help health care organizations advance their climate goals.


The path to climate-smart, net-zero emissions health care: A grand rounds series

Presented by Health Care Without Harm in partnership with the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, this virtual grand rounds series explores strategies to reduce health care emissions and features the leadership of climate-smart clinicians and researchers.

Recorded session

Climate-smart pharmacy: A prescription for a healthier planet

Recorded Feb. 16, 2023 11 a.m. ET

In this session, two pharmacists and a physician discussed the climate impact of pharmaceuticals, including metered dose inhalers, along with opportunities for health professionals to promote climate-smart pharmacy practice through education, advocacy, and clinical practice.

Participants learned about:

  • Why pharmaceuticals make a significant contribution to health care’s climate footprint
  • How pharmacists and clinical health professionals are leading action to reduce the impact of inhalers and other pharmaceuticals and promote climate-smart health care
  • Opportunities to reduce pharmaceutical emissions by reducing unnecessary pharmaceutical use, reducing pharmaceutical waste, and evaluating prescribing practices