Introduction to creating a culture of sustainability

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 1:00 p.m. ET

Introduction to creating a culture of sustainability

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Change happens through people. A successful sustainability program builds a culture that embodies its environmental mission within the assumptions and beliefs of its staff – sustainability then becomes everybody’s job. Further, engaged staff are often willing to play a role in interorganizational collaboration, influencing the supply chain and other key stakeholders. Join this session to learn about stakeholders, communication tools, proven engagement practices, clinical engagement, and how to avoid pitfalls.

Key takeaways:

  • Investigate examples of how sustainability can be communicated through one-way messaging such as websites, reports, and media.
  • Discover opportunities for human resources to facilitate an active exchange of information with employees on sustainability issues to further understand challenges and build trust.
  • Assess the value of strategic engagement of clinical professionals in your organization’s sustainability program.


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This event is part of the Accelerating Health Care Sustainability series. To get the most out of this series, we strongly suggest that if you attend an introductory session held early in the week, you also attend the corresponding discussion forum held later the same week. Attending the introductory session is not a prerequisite for participation in the discussion forum.

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Kate Gottlieb

Kate Gottlieb

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Sustainability Strategy Manager

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Practice Greenhealth

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Bringing a wealth of experience from her previous position as a Sustainability Manager in the healthcare sector, Kate is a seasoned professional who specializes in sustainability program fundamentals, data collection, and strategic planning. Kate resides Yakima, WA, and has remained deeply rooted in the enchanting landscapes of the Pacific Northwest throughout her life. Kate finds joy in spending quality time outdoors with her husband and two boys, particularly enjoying activities on the water. A passionate advocate for healthy living, she takes pleasure in preparing and savoring plant-based meals. Kate also actively engages in initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of life for those around her.

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Kristen Kaufman

Kristen Kaufman

Job Title
Sustainability Strategy Manager

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Practice Greenhealth

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Kristen is a Sustainability Strategy Manager at Practice Greenhealth, where she advises hospitals and health care systems on their sustainability programs and supports place-based initiatives. Prior to Practice Greenhealth, Kristen worked in urban and institutional sustainability, most recently at Tufts University's Office of Sustainability managing zero-waste, community engagement, and environmental justice efforts. She holds a Masters of Science in environmental governance from the University of Oxford and a BA in anthropology and sustainability from Emory University.

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