Traffic-related Air Pollution, Effects of Nuclear Weapons and Clinician Advocacy Video

Traffic-related Air Pollution, Effects of Nuclear Weapons and Clinician Advocacy

Drs. Carlos A. Camargo and Joseph Hodgkin cover insights into traffic-related air pollution and childhood health, as well as the medical and humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons.

Connections between Seaweed Farming, Environmental and Public Health Video

Connections between Seaweed Farming, Environmental and Public Health

Hear about how seaweeds may hold the key to building a sustainable future for healthy humans and ecosystems under threat by climate change.

Climate Change & Health 2022: A Roadmap for Grassroots Advocacy

Climate Change & Health 2022: A Roadmap for Grassroots Advocacy

A virtual symposium featuring Bill McKibben and Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Lauren Underwood.

Clinical Leaders as Drivers of Sustainability

Clinical Leaders as Drivers of Sustainability

This session, presented with Health Care Without Harm and GCCHE, explores the climate impact of clinical care and why clinician leadership and research are critical in reducing health care emissions.

Video: Waste Reduction, Recycling and Circular Economy Opportunities

Waste Reduction, Recycling and Circular Economy Opportunities

Panelists from Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council, Practice Greenhealth, Cleveland Clinic and MGH speak on opportunities for plastics circularity and hospital programs focused on waste reduction.

Video: Inpatient Medicine Waste Audit and the Plastic Pandemic

Inpatient Medicine Waste Audit and the Plastic Pandemic

An interdisciplinary team at Mass General shares findings of a 24-hour waste audit of an inpatient medicine unit, and discusses implications and opportunities for waste diversion and elimination.

Video: Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet

Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet

In this webinar, Samuel Myers, MD, MPH, spoke about the field and framework of planetary health, exploring how rapid degradation of Earth’s natural systems is impacting human health.

Video: Mitigating Anesthesia’s Impact on the Environment

Mitigating Anesthesia’s Impact on the Environment

This webinar provided a presentation of factors within the practice of anesthesia that impact the environment and the sustainability priorities that can be employed to mitigate them.

Video: The Environment, Climate and Health

The Environment, Climate and Health

Speakers discussed two topics: the science behind trees and the role they play in climate change as well as public health and environmental justice in Massachusetts communities.

Video: Forest Therapy as an Intervention for Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change

Forest Therapy as an Intervention for Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change

A panel discussed the mental health impacts related to climate change and explored how forest therapy can be used as a vehicle to address these impacts.

Video: Health Care’s Responsibility in Climate, Health and Racial Equity

Health Care’s Responsibility in Climate, Health and Racial Equity

A speaker explored the role of health care in the climate change crisis and racial equity and how health care professionals are often at the center of community response and resilience.

Video: Approaches and Challenges in the Construction of a New Hospital Building

Approaches and Challenges in the Construction of a New Hospital Building

A panel discusses the approach and challenges to achieving the hospital's environmental sustainability and resiliency goals throughout the Cambridge Street Project.

Video: Pollution, Climate Change and Health

Pollution, Climate Change and Health

A featured speaker discusses the impacts of the changing global environment on human health with a particular focus on pollution and climate change.

Video: Understanding & Preventing the Adverse Health Impacts of Extreme Heat & Weather

Understanding & Preventing the Adverse Health Impacts of Extreme Heat & Weather

A panel discusses the adverse impacts of extreme heat on population health, the effectiveness of prevention strategies and how social resilience is important in preparing for climate change.

Video: Climate Change Symposium: Our Health Care System, Our Patients and You

Climate Change Symposium: Our Health Care System, Our Patients and You

A panel explores the relationship between climate change, environmental degradation and risks to human health and offers strategies to address the climate crisis.

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The Center for the Environment and Health works with leadership at Mass General to integrate environmental sustainability into the clinical, research and educational activities of the hospital.