Talkin' Trash With UHN

Freerange, organic, green healthcare ideas

About Us

Talkin’ Trash with UHN is a blog about greening the hospital environment, with a free-range, organic sense of humour. Lisa Vanlint runs it with fantastic contributing writers like Ed Rubinstein (our fearless leader), Mike KurzSongyang Hu, Allan Wu, Mehdi Motakefpour, Kevin Zhang and lots of other excellent guests.

We are the Energy & Environment Department at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada. UHN’s reach is wide, including (deep breath) Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute (TRI), Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower, The Krembil Research Institute, the Michener institute, and Altum Health. UHN has been highly recognized for its work on sustainability, aka patient and planet-centred care (see AWARDS).

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*The views expressed on this site belong to the individual writers and don’t necessarily represent those of UHN.


10 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Is there a way to get in touch with you all? I wanted to find out if you all have a presence in the US? Do you have chapters or anything? I would love to be involved- I work in an office environment right now but have always worked in hospitals prior. The amount of trash we produce is disturbing- especially to someone who was an Outdoor Educator and Wilderness Guide prior to becoming a nurse. I would love to be involved in any projects you all have going to shed the light on this and encourage healthcare facilities to Green Up!


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