Earth Day 2021: RCEM and the environment

Around the world people will be marking Earth Day on the 22 April and we thought it would be a good time to update you on what RCEM’s Environmental Specialist Interest Group (ESIG) has been doing.

Earth Day is a good time to reflect on climate and environmental emergency we are facing and hopefully will inspire you to get out into and make a connection with the natural world near you.

If you haven’t yet had the chance then please have a look at our concepts article which was in this month’s EMJ. In it we highlight the hotspots in our clinical practice which have the highest environmental impact and ideas of how we can address these and improve our environmental sustainability.

We are also pleased with the progress of our flagship project GreenED. GreenED is an online framework that will provide Emergency Departments with a clear guide on how to improve their environmental sustainability. Along with the framework you will be able to access specific tools to measure the environmental impact of certain aspects of emergency care and you will be able to learn from the experience of other departments in implementing environmental change.

We go into some more depth about the Green ED project in this video.

Please let us know if you want to find out any more information about the work of the environmental specialist interest group you can contact us at environment@recm.ac.uk and follow GreenED on twitter @GreenED_UK.

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