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Greening public health conferences: educating ourselves

K.S. Mohindra (Global Health Research Program, Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada)

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Article publication date: 20 June 2008



The purpose of this paper is to reflect critically on environmentally friendly (“green”) practices at public health conferences.


The paper reviews key best practices and draws upon personal experience of attending conferences.


Although there have been efforts of integrating green practices at conferences, there is a greater range of practices that could be pursued. There is also a need to ensure that practices are the right ones: the case of reusable plastic water bottles is a case in point.


The paper clarifies best practices and encourages the promotion of further greening of public health conferences.



Mohindra, K.S. (2008), "Greening public health conferences: educating ourselves", Health Education, Vol. 108 No. 4, pp. 269-271.



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