John Leigh

John Leigh

Director of Sustainability, Virginia Mason

John Leigh has over 25 years of experience in environmental sustainability and waste management. In his current role at Virginia Mason Health System, John collaborates with operational leaders and external partners to develop and drive the health system’s sustainability program across seven domains – buildings, energy and water, food, purchasing, transportation, waste, and public policy. His previous experience includes 14 years leading the sustainability programs and waste operations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health in New England and ten years coordinating programs in US EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, John served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for three years in Benin, West Africa, promoting fuel-efficient mud stoves. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from Colorado College.

C1 – How Health Care Can Accelerate Adoption of Electric Vehicles

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The transportation sector is now the largest and fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. It represents the biggest single carbon reduction opportunity. The faster we can adopt electric vehicles (EV’s) of all types and charge them from clean energy sources, the faster we can experience healthier air and a dramatic […]

Climate Sustainable procurement

G2 – 2019 Waste Challenges: China, Markets, Waste to Energy, GHGs, and Free Measurement Tool

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Practice Greenhealth recently released its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit, covering Scope 1 and Scope 2 and limited Scope 3 emissions. While most hospitals tracking greenhouse gases start with Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, the session embarks on the measured impacts of materials and wastes – Scope 3 emissions. One of the tools referenced in […]