Episode 153

Why health systems should take action on climate change

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About this Episode

U.S. hospitals are the biggest emitters of carbon per square foot than any other building in the world, contributing to a climate crisis that poses serious risk to human health. But in today's healthcare landscape, it's easy for reducing carbon emissions to fall off leaders' list of top priorities. In this episode, host Rachel (Rae) Woods talks with Neal Hogan, chairman of Healthcare Climate ActionWorks and author of Leading on Climate Change: How Healthcare Leaders Stop Global Warming. Neal discusses the role the healthcare industry plays in addressing climate change and why health systems should lead the charge.