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Green at Barts Health

Barts Health's sustainability group

Upcoming Green at Barts Health Meetings

Next Green at Barts Health meeting: It's our AGM on Wednesday 13/7/22 at 7.30pm - 9pm, via Zoom. Register to join us here, all welcome:

We’ll use AGM this opportunity to look both back and forwards, and select a new committee including a new chair.


We will usually meet on the last Tuesday of every month if you want to keep your diary free. If you’ve not been involved before, you’re more than welcome to come along. There is always space for new people’s ideas and plenty to get involved with.

Upcoming Meetings and Training

Watch this space for future internal and external events...


Clean Air Day webinar: The Tragedy of Air Pollution, An Urgent Call to Healthcare Professionals to Act

Thursday 16th June is Clean Air Day, and at King’s College Hospital we are inviting staff, partner organisations and our local community to learn more about the public health threats presented by air pollution.

Join us for a lunchtime webinar on the 16 June, from 12pm-1pm, where we will be joined by Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah.

Rosamund is a W.H.O. BreatheLife ambassador and founder of the Ella Roberta Family Foundation. She became a clean air advocate after her 9-year-old daughter, Ella, died in 2013 from asthma. Rosamund spent several years campaigning for a second coroner's inquest into Ella's death to determine whether it was linked to air pollution, and in a landmark decision in December 2020, the coroner ruled it was. Ella became the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on her death certificate.

Rosamund is also an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and was named among You Magazine's 21 Most Extraordinary Women of 2021, British Vogue's 25 Extraordinary Women of 2021, The Times' Green Power List 2021 and BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour's Power List 2020.

The webinar will cover:

o   12.00 Welcome to Clean Air Day at King’s College Hospital

o   12.05 Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah

o   12.40 Partner action on Air Pollution

o   12.50 Q&A

o   13.00 End

Click here to register for the event.

Past Meetings and Training


Virtual conference, Sunday 22/5/22: Eco Medics 2022: A Prescription for Climate Action

"Give yourself a dose of the most up-to-date and fascinating content from the world of sustainable healthcare. We can't wait to see you soon! Please remember to select "more info" by each ticket type for full details..."

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Green at Barts Health monthly meeting: Tuesday 5/4/22, 7.30pm

Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


March 16th 4pm GMT: Clinical leaders as drivers of sustainability: a physician-researcher perspective

In a session presented with the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for the Environment and Health, Dr. Jonathan Slutzman will explore the climate impact of clinical care, and why clinician leadership and research are critical in reducing health care emissions. More information here.



March 16th, 7pm - 8pm: HEE's National Engagement Forum:



Green at Barts Health monthly meeting: Monday 28/2/22, 7.30pm

Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


January 27th 4pm GMT: Climate, health care and the Race to Zero: A call to action

During this inaugural session Gary Cohen will issue a call for the health care sector to decarbonize, and will be joined by two clinical leaders from institutions that have joined the Race to Zero - Dr. Beth Schenk (Providence/US) and Dr. Rengaraj Venkatesh (Aravind Eye Care System/India) - who will discuss how their institutions are taking action to achieve net-zero emissions. Find out more.


Green at Barts Health monthly meeting: Tuesday January 25th 2022, 7.30pm

We discussed representation and diversity and new projects underway from members. Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


Green at Barts Health monthly meeting: Tuesday November 30th 2021, 7.30pm

We discussed the Trust's green plan and upcoming activity on WeShare, including our webinar scheduled for 8/12/21. Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


Free webinar: Wednesday 3/11/21, 10am-12pm, A Greener NHS and a Greener London; our journey towards carbon net zero

"Be part of London’s Greener NHS on our journey towards carbon net zero.

Find out more about our movement towards building a greener future and a greener NHS, as we restore and recover from Covid-19.

  • Learn why is this important.
  • Learn how you can help make a difference at work and in our everyday lives.

The 90 minute event takes place on 3 November at 10.30am and is open to those with a role or interest in greening the NHS and environmental sustainability. The session will feature keynote speeches from leaders within the Greener NHS and a chance to hear about the amazing work that is taking place across the city.

YOU will receive a virtual goody bag of materials to help support your journey to make a difference and the chance to sign up as a local NHS Green Champion.

The roadshow is one of a series of events to mark “One Year On” from the Net Zero Report publication timed to coincide with the COP26 UN climate talks.

We all have a part to play in building a greener future in London together - sign-up today to find out more and spread the word!..."


Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, starting 7/9/21 from Intensive Care Society's Sustainability Project: Climate Change Urgency and Action

"In the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow at the end of October, we'll be running our Climate Change Urgency and Action webinar series, to help us understand what actions we can take to make a difference.
The programme will run across seven lunchtime sessions and will include presentations from outstanding speakers, all of whom are experts in their fields. You can find out more about each session here. Each webinar will be recorded, so don't worry if you miss any, you can check back here for the recording after the event..."


29th October: Human Health Summit

The human health summit describes itself as: “a one-of-a-kind summit focused on building a World Integrated, Sustainable Health Eco-System (WISHES) and bringing it to life by developing concrete actions to progress after the event. Find out more info here:


29th October and every Wednesday for 4 weeks: Beyond COP by CHS Network for Sustainable Healthcare Education

The planetary crisis poses extreme challenges to the provision of healthcare. To aid further discussion and empower healthcare students to envision brave new solutions, the CSH network for sustainable healthcare education is offering this free student-led 4-part online series; featuring a broad collective of experts and students, who come together in conversation to examine the relationship between climate injustice and healthcare. More info here.


Green at Barts Health monthly meeting: Wednesday 13/10/21, 7.30pm

Our rescheduled regular meeting was well attended, with some new faces welcomed to the group! Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


Monday 11th October, 9am - 6pm: GASP Conference 2021

Read the posters from the conference here.


15th September: International sustainable journal club

This is a new venture joint between the Yale, University of Toronto and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. On the 3rd Wednesday of every month they’ll be hosting a sustainable journal club, to discuss the evidence base behind global sustainable healthcare practices. Find out more here:


14th September: launch of HEE Faculty of Sustainable Healthcare for North East England & North Cumbria.

This isn’t our region but might be an interesting opportunity to be inspired by what can be achieved in other areas. You can join them for their online morning launch event:


Green at Barts Health monthly meeting: 30th August, 7.30pm

We had lots of positive discussions and made exciting plans at this monthly meeting. Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


External Training: Health and Social Media Advocacy Training from the Global Climate & Health Initiative:

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Green at Barts Health meeting: AGM, Tuesday 28th July, 1pm

At our Annual General Meeting  we elected a Chair (Florence Wedmore), joint Vice Chairs (Anna Moore and Nadia Audhali), Website Co-ordinator (Adam Tocock), Comms Lead (Isabel Sharratt - with assistance from Zahra Shehabi). The role of Treasurer is yet to be filled, so please get in touch if you  are interested. We discussed our successes from the past year, and where we should direct our focus in the year ahead. Please email if you would like a copy of the minutes:


External Meeting: Tues 6th July 6pm: RSM Planetary Health through the lens of the pandemic

This was the last of the RSM's excellent series on climate change and health. This episode gathered thought-leadership and perspectives from around the world on planetary health, and covered how our impact on nature can influence the rise of pandemics. Details here.


External Event: 26th June- 4th July: London Climate Action Week

There was a whole series of events running this week, which you can find more details of here. One particular highlight from a health perspective was the focus on mental health and climate change, see below. 


External Meeting: Thurs 1st July 5pm: The Mental Health Burden of Climate Change

This webinar was run as part of London Climate Action Week. The panel discussion heard from experts on topics including eco-anxiety and the impacts of environmental threats on mental health of vulnerable populations. Details here.


External webinar on Wednesday 7/7/21 from HEE: The Global Health Series' 2021 Conference - Climate Change, Health and Social Justice.

Our own Florence Wedmore spoke this event. MedAct, Race&Health and Doctors Against Diesel were all speaking too. To request a recording or form more information, please email


Green at Barts Health Monthly meeting: 29th June at 7.30pm

We’ve moved to a regular monthly meeting on the last Tuesday of the month. We’re sticking with zoom for now for these.


External Meeting: Green Prescribing for Healthcare: 22nd June 12pm-1.30pm

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare ran this free event on how green prescribing can use the power of nature to promote good health in all its forms. For more details click here.


GaBH Webinar: 15th June at 7.30pm

A webinar with Dr Selvaseelan Selvarajah, a GP who works at the Bromley-by-Bow medical centre. The Bromley-by-Bow centre is a pioneering community health centre that truly recognises that health is built in our communities, and is far more than merely the absence of disease. He discussed how their different model for community health can help us achieve planetary health.

External Event: NHS Sustainability Partnership Webinars: 4th June

The Sustainability Day of Action 2021 went live with three webinars on the 4th of June! They invited industry leaders, sustainable business developers and influencers for sustainable development to discuss new technologies, innovations and strategies that we should implement within the NHS to become a more sustainable organisation. More info here

The Sustainability Forum

[COMING SOON: info about the quarterly G@BH forum]

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