Low Carbon Europe will be holding a series of events at hospitals across the county to mark NHS Sustainability Day (March 28). We will be hosting the events at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to raise awareness among NHS staff, patients and visitors about the importance of sustainability and carbon reduction.
The events will include a sustainability quiz with prizes, top tips on how to reduce carbon emissions and an appeal for staff to come forward and act as “energy champions” in their departments and wards.
NHS Sustainability Day has been backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and encourages all NHS Trusts to look at issues surrounding sustainability.
Representatives from Low Carbon Europe have also been invited to the NHS Sustainability Awards event in London on March 28.
Low Carbon Europe provides a wide range of services to NHS Trusts to help them use energy more efficiently and reduce their carbon emissions.
“The NHS has set itself some really challenging targets in terms of carbon reductions,” said Low Carbon Europe’s Director of Operations & Strategy, Doug Bailey.
“These events will help raise awareness of how staff, patients and members of the public can play their part. Sustainability is not just about how much energy we use. It’s about the type of goods we buy, the way we travel and how we dispose of our waste.
“And as energy prices continue to rise, sustainability can also play a key role in lowering bills and saving us all money,” added Mr Bailey.