The Environment Committee makes recommendations to and advises the Provincial Executive. The committee:
- programs and campaigns to raise awareness and take action on climate justice issues to HEU members
- education and action plans on climate action in health care
- environmental issues in the workplace, including the risks associated with toxic substances, sustainable procurement practices, green jobs and green contract language, public water and power
- environmental issues within the labour movement, and with the broader environmental movement
Thank you to HEU’s previous environment committee members and local activists, who have been performing green acts of kindness at their workplaces for the past decade. This work has included surveying HEU’s membership to identify environmental action priorities, and implementing workplace recycling initiatives.