Climate Emergency declared by Bristol NHS

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Gavin Spittlehouse

Oct 11, 2019, 10:40:51 AM10/11/19
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This looks like great news, if anyone wants to help make sure that words turn into actions please try to get involved.


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From: richard hancock <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 11:46
Subject: Hospital declares Climate Emergency - Open meeting - Tuesday 15th October 17:00 - 18:30
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Dear Members of the local Transition Network,

You may have seen that University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust (which includes St Michaels Hospital, Children's Hospital, BRI, Dental and Eye Hospitals) declared a Climate Emergency last Friday.  

There is an open meeting next Tuesday 15th October, 17:00 -18:30 to talk about plans  Details in attached poster.  

They have set ambitious goals including:

  • Becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
  • Contributing to all the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Cutting air pollution.
  • Resource efficiency – zero waste to landfill by 2025 and reducing consumption of energy and water.
  This is all particularly gratifying to me, as I am a Green Champion at the Trust.

The Trust already has some excellent infrastructure in place. The chimney you can see behind St Michael's Hospital, top of St Michael's Hill, is a Combined Heat and Power plant, with "waste" heat being used to heat the hospital, rather than thrown away in a cooling tower. There are also solar panels on the roof of St Michael's Hospital.

Hope to see people at the meeting.

All the best

RIchard H
to Transition Hotwells, Cliftonwood and Clifton



Flyer - HM Event 15 Oct 2019 Sustainability.pdf
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