Jan 7, 2022
Listen to Erika Kimball, a visionary former practicing nurse who was once horrified by the amount of garbage at the end of her shift, describe to Heather how she changed careers to reduce healthcare’s environmental impact. Erika discusses the basic challenges of sustainability and environmentalism in healthcare, which in the US is responsible for 10% of greenhouse gases and is a huge contributor to plastics in the environment. She also addresses the importance of maintaining optimism as really smart people work to improve the system.
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Erika Kimball is a sustainability leader who works to reduce the environmental impact of healthcare. She advises hospitals and healthcare companies on sustainability and climate action, healthy materials, circular economy principles, and sustainable policy and practices. A nurse by training, Erika takes a holistic approach to healthcare change management, building the systems, relationships, and capacity to achieve better environmental outcomes. kimballsustainablehealthcare.com
Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide. www.heathergrzych.com
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