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Operation Green

Operation Green is a special program to collect unused medical supplies and donate them to communities in need around the world. With the support of dedicated UHN staff in Energy & Environment, Transportation, and Volunteer Resources, we have saved several tonnes of medical supplies from landfill and helped strained medical systems worldwide. This reduces the environmental impact of the healthcare field while increasing our global social responsibility. By diverting materials from costly landfill, this program also provides financial savings better used on patient care. Since 2011, Operation Green has worked with humanitarian organizations such as Not Just Tourists to achieve its goal.

If you’re interested in donating materials, or have questions about what supplies are needed/accepted, please contact us at: OperationGreen@uhn.ca

Next Collection Dates:

2019: Nov 11, Dec 7

2020: Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 9, (next date TBA due to COVID-19)

email OperationGreen@uhn.ca if you have any of these things
email OperationGreen@uhn.ca if you have any of these things

 

Operation Green volunteers save medical supplies like these boxes of unused needles saved by the Cell Therapy Lab at PMH
Operation Green volunteers save med supplies like these boxes of unused needles from the Cell Therapy Lab, PMH

 

Operation Green 2016-17 Team! (L-R) Amy Chan, Kiyoka Sasaki, Tina Wang, Jessica He, (not in photo, Evelyn Waugh)
Operation Green 2016-17 Team! (L-R) Amy Chan, Kiyoka Sasaki, Tina Wang, Jessica He, (not in photo, Evelyn Waugh)

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