We can't wait for you to join us for the next CAA webinar!
Tuesday 29th June 2021, at 2pm AEST
The CAA is committed to working with the ambulance sector towards a more sustainable future and has created the 'CAA Sustainability Strategy' as the first step in our goal for #sustainableambulance.
Join Alexis Percival; the Environmental and Sustainability Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust based in Yorkshire, UK, as she presents on the decarbonisation of the ambulance sector in the UK.
Environmental and Sustainability Manager
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Alexis started as the first Sustainability Manager for an ambulance service in the country in 2009. Her role is challenging as she works to slash the carbon footprint of the blue light ambulance service through innovative technologies in the estates and fleet as well as working with her procurement department to decrease emissions through buying choices.
She is in charge of the carbon management and reduction programme implementing awareness schemes, rolling out a carbon champion scheme and installing innovative low carbon technologies across the estate. She has worked on developing low to zero emission ambulances with innovative low carbon fleet technologies. She is facilitating the roll out the EV charging infrastructure for the ambulance service fleet on ambulance service sites as well as working with civic and other healthcare partners to ensure that additional infrastructure is implemented to support the service.
She is also investigating the challenges of decarbonising the ambulance service through renewable technologies, Net Zero ambulance station design, phasing out of entonox and looking at alternative models of care She is also working to prepare the ambulance service for climate adaptation assessing the impact of flooding, heatwaves and sea inundation. She set up the GrEAN (Green Environmental Ambulance Network) in 2010, connecting all of the sustainability leads across the ambulance services of the UK to drive forwards the Net Zero agenda.
Alexis has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field as an environmental consultant working on large national and international projects in the UK as well as Brazil, Germany, Mozambique and Australia. She took a career break and spent 3 years driving around the world in an ex-military ambulance, travelling overland to Australia and then travelling around South America.
As 'Sustainable Ambulance Month' wraps up, it is important to know that the CAA isn't just focussing on sustainability this month, but every month.
We will continue to work on our 'CAA Sustainability Strategy' and collate best practices from vendors and suppliers of sustainable products and solutions, marketing collateral, and ideas on how to start making long-lasting changes for a better environment.
As part of 'Sustainable Ambulance Month', we posted several fun facts and handy tips to help you on your path to a more sustainable future and
we also had the CAA board planting trees that are native to their area to move in line with World Environment Day's theme of 'Reimagine, Recreate, and Restore' by addressing that whilst we cannot turn back time, we can grow trees and think of new and creative ways to encourage behaviour that acts to restore the environment.
Are you looking for your next exciting career opportunity?
Check out the CAA Job Board on our website for information regarding current roles available within our member services and the wider ambulance sector.
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About The Council of Ambulance Authorities
The Council of Ambulance Authorities is the peak industry body for Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea statutory ambulance services. CAA represents a unified voice for the pre-hospital sector working to respond to changing community needs by collaborating on issues of metropolitan, regional, national and international significance. and works tirelessly to collaborate on the ambulance and pre-hospital issues of metropolitan, regional, national and international significance.
The CAA was set up in 1962 to provide ambulance service CEOs with a networking opportunity to discuss issues, learnings and achievements current to the pre-hospital industry. Today, the board consists of CEOs from each member service.
Member services collective knowledge and expertise provide a sound foundation to explore opportunities for improvement and innovation and to advocate on the sector's behalf in key areas.
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