Greener and more sustainable healthcare2023-09-11T10:00:03+10:00

Greener and more sustainable healthcare

We want Metro North Heath to be the sustainability leader
of the healthcare industry.

At Metro North Health, we care for our community in more ways than one.

Our plan is to create a healthier, happier and more sustainable environment for our staff, patients and community.

We are making positive change to meet the Queensland Government’s emissions reduction targets to become net zero by 2050.

The Green Metro North – Sustainability Strategy 2021-2026 is our plan to convert our energy to 50 per cent renewable sources by 2030 and to reduce our overall carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 and consistent with the Queensland Government’s energy targets under the Queensland Climate Transition Strategy.

Green Metro North energy plan timeline exerpt graphicRenewable energy targets set by the Queensland Government was further expanded in September 2022 as part of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan to:

  • 70% renewable energy by 2032
  • 80% renewable energy by 2035.

These targets are set to reduce emissions from electricity generation by 90 per cent by 2035-36 on 2005 levels.

We are a proud member of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint and promoting public and environmental health.

We are taking positive steps to enhance energy efficient and to reduce waste. We are putting a range of actions for sustainable change into play across six green initiative areas: Waste, Transport, Energy, Procurement, Food and Water.

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Putting sustainability into action

  • Green Metro North 100% electric hospital by 2035 infographicReleased our Sustainability Strategy 2021-2026 in February 2021.
  • 50 initiatives in action to enhance waste reduction, reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, increase recycling or recovering waste and divert it from landfill; and reduce waste from single-use items.
  • We want to be a 100% electric hospital by 2035. Improve our energy use and
    investing in a more sustainable energy future to reduce carbon emissions and
    increase solar PV generation capacity.
  • Green Metro North 100% passenger vehicles to ZEVs by 2026 infographicIntroduced Queensland Health’s first zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) and are tracking towards 100% passenger ZEVs by 2026 and rolling out charging stations.
  • Transitioning 100% of our passenger vehicles to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2026, including a staged rollout of charging infrastructure.
  • Our Sustainable Design Guidelines embed sustainable development in the planning, design and construction, operations and maintenance of
    our facilities, infrastructure and capital projects.

Metro North Health is a proud member of

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Contact us

Green Metro North
Email: GreenMetroNorth

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