Manager of Sustainability Programs, Seattle Children’s
Colleen Groll is the Manager of Sustainability Programs for Seattle Children’s. She has led programming and engagement across the organization since 2013 for energy, water and waste reduction, green purchasing, and healthy food and sourcing. Children’s Transportation department has been a national leader on reducing staff commuting as part of their greenhouse gas emission reduction program. Children’s was named one of the Top 25 for Environmental Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Practice Greenhealth, their highest honor. Her prior experience includes five years with O’Brien & Company in Seattle, working on innovative green building projects across the Pacific NW. Colleen had a career as a nurse practitioner in primary care and oncology prior to making the transition into sustainability. Colleen holds a master’s in Nursing from Simmons College. She is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) and LEED AP BD&C.
Purchasing products and adopting practices that rely on safer chemicals and materials in your health care facility is a critical component of any sustainability agenda because it can help reduce patient and employee exposure to hazardous substances, improve indoor air quality, and support community health. Health care organizations are engaged in a wide range of […]