Else de ridder

The Netherlands
Bio Else de Ridder is a healthcare sustainability expert, who founded her consulting company in 2019. Since then, she has advised over 20 hospitals on the topic of sustainability. She is now specialised in advising Green Teams and making them succeed within their institutions. Her Green Team workshop has been appreciated by over 500 participants. When she is not working, she enjoys walks on the beach with her dog and kite surfing.

Summary Sustainability has become a very important topic in Dutch healthcare over the last few years. Instrumental to this movement are Green Teams: teams of healthcare professionals in departments or for whole institutes that promote sustainability initiatives. In the Netherlands, currently around 200 Green Teams are active. During this presentation, Else will talk about what these Green Teams do and have achieved over the last few years. Furthermore, she will explain what we have learned from these Green Teams over the past few years, how can you apply this in your own setting, and what is needed to advance sustainability in (Dutch) healthcare.