There is growing consensus that we are consuming natural resources faster than the planet can replenish them.
The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda, as well as various other health sector environmental sustainability initiatives, represent important steps that hospitals and health systems can take to address this crisis.
Regenerative design represents a far reaching vision of a transition to a built environment that embodies the capability of not only sustaining life and health, but also repairing or restoring some of what has been degraded or lost.
The health sector is in a pivotal position to lead the twenty-first century reintegration of environment, health, and economic prosperity. By critically reinventing the hospital as a regenerative place of healing, the healthcare sector can signal a new relationship to healing and health.