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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

Abstract

Purpose

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

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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

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Citation

Mohindra, K.S. (2008), "Greening public health conferences: educating ourselves", Health Education, Vol. 108 No. 4, pp. 269-271. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280810884151

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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