On behalf of the Energy and Environmental (EES) team, we are pleased to share the ninth annual Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Environmental Performance Accountability Report (EPAR) with you. Check out the report.
The EPAR communicates the successes, challenges, stories and opportunities of the work undertaken by staff in 2020 to move towards an environmentally-sustainable and climate resilient VCH.
This report is particularly important as British Columbia seeks to shift towards a low-carbon economy and reduce climate risk. It includes health-care impacts on the environment, program information, graphs detailing progress and inspiring stories showing why environmental sustainability is important to health-care staff at VCH.
“In spite of the new challenges that the pandemic brought in 2020, I know how hard the EES team and our partners have been working. While adapting to 2020’s exceptional circumstances, we have continued to make sustainability and resilience a priority, as shown throughout this report," said Robert Bradley, Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability. "I also know how proud the team is of VCH staff and leadership’s efforts to continue to embed environmental sustainability within our health-care system. Our well-being, our future, and our friends, family and children depend on our ability and willingness to continue to change how we live and work."
32.5 per cent decrease in greenhouse gas-emissions intensity since 2007
Cross-departmental collaboration on planetary health initiated at VCH
15.7 per cent decrease in water-use intensity since 2010
Learn more about sustainable and resilient health care via the GreenCare website.