About the Sustainable Nephrology ('SNAP') Committee
OUR VISION: Kidney and planetary health through sustainable nephrology practice
OUR MISSION: To educate, innovate, and advocate for sustainable kidney care
Welcome to the Canadian Society of Nephrology's Sustainable Nephrology Action Planning ('SNAP') webpage.
The SNAP committee is comprised of a country-wide group of providers dedicated to aligning kidney care with planetary health principles, thereby advancing patient care within a framework of environmental sustainability.
We intend to change nephrology clinical practice in Canada through education, development and incorporation of efficiencies in care pathways, advising and informing regarding environmentally preferable procurement, equipment, and infrastructure, and advocating for funding and policy alternatives in kidney care provision.
These plans reflect our vision to realize 'kidney and planetary health through sustainable nephrology practice', and mission 'to educate, innovate, and advocate for sustainable kidney care'.
Please feel free to share ideas or insights in sustainable kidney care with SNAP by contacting the SNAP committee at email@example.com.
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - Jan 6, 2022
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - Feb 10, 2022
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - Mar 9, 2022
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - May 10, 2022
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - June 21, 2022
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - Sep 20, 2022
SNAP Committee Meeting Minutes - Nov 22, 2022
Pharmaceuticals net zero - Click here to download PDF
Centre for Sustainable Health Systems (Canada)
CASCADES (Creating a Sustainable Canadian Health System in a Climate Crisis)
Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare
Centre for Sustainable Health Care (UK):
Planetary Health Alliance
World Bank Climate-Smart Healthcare Report
Lancet Planetary Health, Journal of Climate Change and Health
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Health Authority sustainability resources (BC GreenCare)
Air Pollution and Serum Biomarker Abnormalities in Individuals - Click here to view article
CSN Climate Change Statement - Click here to download pdf
Climate and the Nephrologist Article - Click here to download pdf
Moving Toward a Net-Zero Health Care System - Click here to download pdf
CJKHD Article - Click here to download pdf
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Click here to view website
Surgical Sustainable System - Click here to download pdf
Talking Transplant - Sustainable Kidney Care
Listen to the first episode of the Talking Transplant podcast, where Dr. Annemarie Weißenbacher (Austria) and Dr. Mark Harber (UK) discuss the principles of sustainable healthcare for transplants and explore improvement opportunities in long-term sustainability of transplant care and empower the medical community to take action.