The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has become the first medical college in Australia to sign up to the newly released Green College Guidelines.
The guidelines, which have been developed in collaboration by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Doctor’s for the Environment Australia (DEA), provide guidance to medical colleges on how they can reduce the carbon emissions of their organisation by incorporating practical changes to the way they operate.
Emeritus Professor David Fletcher AM, Chair of RACS’ Environmental Sustainability in Surgical Practice Working Party (ESSPWP) said that he was proud to endorse the guidelines and confident that the decision would result in tangible emissions reductions. “We congratulate the AMA and DEA for their leadership on these issues and commend these guidelines for laying the groundwork for how medical organisations can collectively embed more sustainable practices.”
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