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Welcome to West Park’s environmental blog! Explore how West Park is striving for excellence in environmental sustainability, and read our tips and tricks for forming green habits in your everyday life! Get ready to join us on the Greener Side…

Approaches to lowering healthcare emissions

November 9, 2021 Clara Phillips Public health faces a concerning irony: air pollution is one of the most significant environmental challenges that affects public health, yet about 5% of Canada’s greenhouse gases are created by the healthcare sector. Critical policy and political changes are desperately needed, fueling discussions by global leaders at the Climate Change… More

West Park takes home top prize from Canadian Coalition of Green Health Care

Samantha Pender, March 4, 2021 With West Park well on its way to becoming a new integrated campus of care, continuing to minimize the environmental impact in the future has been one of the top priorities. And The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care has taken notice. At the end of 2020, West Park’s sustainability… More

Green Holidays: 2020 Edition

Clara Phillips, Dec. 22, 2020 ‘Tis the season when West Park Healthcare Centre would usually be gearing up for the annual West Park Holiday Market, which has been a great success in the past, however, due to COVID-19, we are missing the market this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to skip out on the… More

The COVID-19 ‘Green’ Lining

As a direct result of the ongoing Pandemic, healthcare organizations (among other industries) have been forced to rapidly and drastically shift the way that they communicate with their stakeholders…

Happy World Environment Day!

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1974, and is celebrated every year on June 5 to engage governments, business, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on environmental issues. The theme for 2020 is Biodiversity…

Take a deep breath… It’s Clean Air Day!

Good air is vital to good health. In 1999, Canada declared Clean Air Day an annual celebration as part of the federal government’s commitment to prioritizing clean air…

Happy Earth Day!

Even during these busy times, West Park has always proudly acknowledged the inherent connection of a healthy environment to the health of people. We’d like you to join us this Earth Day in celebrating our planet and West Park’s sustainability efforts…

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