Physicians educate table visitors.Physicians at the MGH participated in the 12th annual Boston GreenFest and TechExpo, which ran Aug. 16-18. Organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, the event aims to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable, healthier world.

“We engaged with the public, including our patients, talking about the need for increasing environmental awareness within health care,” said Jonathan Slutzman, MD, of Emergency Medicine, who helped staff at the hospital’s information table, pictured at right below. “We discussed how we at the MGH and at Partners have been – and are – improving our environmental footprint. We encouraged the visitors to our table to complete a short survey to learn their views about the intersections between pollution, climate change, human health and health care institutions.”

Joining Slutzman at the event to champion environmental sustainability were fellow physicians Ann-Christine (Tina) Duhaime, MD, of MGH Pediatric Neurosurgery, pictured at left; Kerstin Zanger, MD, of MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Adrienne Allen, MD, from North Shore Medical Center; and Paul Dellaripa, MD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.