Climate change may be the biggest public health issue facing Oregon and the world. One estimate is that if every person in the United States replaced one traditional incandescent bulb with a LED, it would be the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road. Fanno Creek Clinic Medical Director Gregg Coodley M.D. stated,” We view climate change as a critical public health threat that the medical community needs to address.”
In 2007, Fanno Creek Clinic led 62 other local businesses in giving out 7000 free compact fluorescent light bulbs to reduce energy use. According to Energy Star, this saved 2.7 million kwh of electricity and prevented the release of 4.2 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to planting 500 acres of trees.
And in 2019, Fanno Creek Clinic again joined with local businesses to donate LED bulbs to patients, staff, and the SW Portland Community. LED can reduce energy use by 80% compared to conventional bulbs since a far greater percentage of the energy output is as light rather than heat.
Steps your household can take to save energy, money and fight climate change:
For more information and ways you can help:
Fanno Creek Clinic has added mammography to our imaging services. Please contact scheduling at (503)452-0915 if it is time to schedule your appointment.
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