Annual sustainability fair to take place at Southmead today

Thursday, 23 March 2017

We are hosting our annual sustainability fair in the atrium at Southmead Hospital today.

The event is being held to coincide with NHS Sustainability Day; a national day of action which aims to promote the importance of health and wellbeing, and sustainable lifestyle choices.

The fair, open from 10am until 2pm, is for patients, staff and visitors to find out more about our energy-saving projects, and the links between health and sustainability.

We will be sharing what we are doing to reduce our environmental impact through sustainable food sourcing policy, promoting active travel to reduce the number of staff driving to work, and how we are reducing our own energy bills.

Stalls will include a range of local organisations including the Community Farm, the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Co-Wheels, the Soil Association, Travel West, Slide Bristol, the Cardiologists Kitchen, and both Bristol Public Health and South Gloucestershire Public Health, among others.

Simon Wood, Director of Facilities, said: “We recognise the healthcare service we provide to our community has significant impacts on our environment and we need to do more to reduce these impacts whilst moving towards a resilient and sustainable healthcare service fit for the future.”