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Healthcare Goes Green Web Series

I hope you’re free ‘cause we’re all powering up our devices and taking a hard look at sustainability in healthcare. Does climate change impact health? (spoiler: yes). Are hospitals leveling up their green practices? (spoiler: also yes). How does sustainability, equity, and healthcare connect? You tell us!

The 4-part discussion-based Healthcare Goes Green web series explores the connection between healthcare, sustainability, and equity. Participants will learn from practitioners that have successfully integrated sustainability into their own job responsibilities and into their professional organizations. First, the series will provide contextual knowledge about how climate change impacts health, especially within vulnerable communities. The group will then examine how a specific hospital network has transitioned its approach to sustainability from incremental change to transformational change. Narrowing in, the third session will analyze how energy conservation and green infrastructure contributes to environmentally-friendly healthcare. The series will end by discussing barriers, and possible solutions, to sustainable equitable healthcare, using the Southern Africa region as a focal point. Want to keep the conversation going? This web series will have a paralleling GroupMe (a desktop/mobile group texting application) that allows for ongoing reflection, learning, and networking.

Four Sessions

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET on Thursdays in July 2020

July 9: Climate Science: Its Impact on Health & Vulnerable Populations with Paul Dellaripa MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

July 16: Changing Mindsets: Incremental Change to Transformational Change with Sarah Fackler, Mass General Brigham

July 23: A Green Environment: Creating Green Infrastructure Through Energy Conservation with John Messervy, Mass General Brigham

July 30: Breaking Barriers: A Global Look at Sustainable, Equitable Health with Tsitsi Masvawure DPhil, College of the Holy Cross


All undergraduate and graduate students, including students unaffiliated with Holy Cross, are welcome. Register now, this series is free-of-charge.

We ask that faculty/staff wait for the recordings instead of attending the live sessions.

Have questions or looking to collaborate? Please contact the College's director of sustainability, Cathy Liebowitz, at