NHS Sustainability Day – 4 June 2021
4 Jun 2021
Today is NHS Sustainability Day!
We aim to be a leading NHS trust and advocate for the sustainability agenda. We know that healthcare provision is incredibly resource intensive, but we are committed to minimising our impact as much as possible so that future generations can also enjoy the advances made by science and the NHS.
Here’s how we’re driving the sustainability agenda:
- We have a Sustainable Development Management Plan which sets out how we will approach our role as a sustainable healthcare provider
- We have committed to making Exeter a carbon-neutral city by 2030. As part of this, we have already added solar panels to many sites, changed to a 100% renewable energy tariff and implemented energy performance upgrades saving 2,200 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually.
- We launched another round of our Green Team programme
- We are creating a Biodiversity and Outdoor Wellbeing Action Plan that outlines how we will make our sites thrive for nature and wellbeing
To mark NHS Sustainability Day, we’ve encouraged our staff to carry out a ‘green’ activity, such as cycling to work, encouraging colleagues to recycle at home, or learning about sustainability issues. Our Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chris Tidman, planted a tree as his green activity!