Healthcare is a major contributor to climate change. A recent study found the healthcare sector is a major contributor to Australia’s carbon footprint, estimated to be more than 7% of Australia’s national emissions
Across Australia health professionals, students and community members are taking action to address climate change and related threats to health. This page offers resources to help you increase renewable energy in your workplace.
We aim to
- Catalyse other health services to make the switch to renewables by providing up-to-date, relevant information on renewable energy options and empowering health sector workers to be the influencers in their workplaces to Repower Health!
- Forge networks of health professionals concerned about the links between climate change and health.
What can you do?
Healthcare professionals and their employers can help to reduce the negative health impacts of climate change by getting involved and shifting to renewable energy.
The key areas where you can get involved include:
- People: Become or identify a renewable champion
- Communication & education: Spreading the word
- Analysis: Develop a business case for solar & heat pumps
- Share your story: Join the community. Send us your story about renewables in the health sector.
Coming soon - a presentation for healthcare professionals to use to present to colleagues that introduces renewable energy options.
Coming soon - a poster to highlight the link between pollution and health.
This poster has been designed to be placed throughout healthcare practices on notice boards, hallways, elevators or other areas where nurses, doctors, trainees and other health professionals walk by.
The aim of the poster is to educate healthcare professionals on the direct and indirect effects of climate change on health and well-being to spark discussion and change the discussion around climate change to a health issue.