It’s always very exciting to see Operation Green getting some press. Here is an interesting feature from the University Health Network in Toronto, about OG’s activity there.
The supplies are always greener on the other side… of the world
This past week LondonCommunityNews.com featured a very good article on Operation Green. This article is worth reading, it gives a nice history lesson on how the project was initially founded and how it grew to where it is today.
Congratulations to the Schulich Class of 2012 on their graduation this week! This includes the original founding members of Operation Green: Nathan Stall, Yoan Kagoma, and Jen Bondy.
The Schulich website coverage of the event included an article about Operation Green and interview with Nathan, available here.
The Transcending Borders Towards Global Health Conference was held in London, ON this weekend. Operation Green’s Nathan Stall gave a talk entitled “People, planet,
profits: the case for greening operating rooms.“(Link goes to slides).
This is our fourth shipment from our London site, consisting of supplies from both University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. It was just sent off to International HOPE this past week!
Ever wondered what actually happens to the supplies we send away?
We received a heart-warming e-mail from a nurse that took some of our supplies to Guatemala earlier this year:
When I walked into the clinic the ER was empty. There was a clean cement floor. The supplies created a big stir in the community. They took great pride in the things that were brought to them. I hope to send supplies down regularly as they are truly desperate. I hope we can have your continued support. If we can send supplies down I can get an address. Take care and thank-you thank-you thank-you to everyone involved!
Operation Green Windsor Team
Operation Green is in full effect at Windsor Regional Hospital and Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, Ontario. Oragnizers Alexis Taylor, Davy Tawadrous, David Mikhail, and Mackenzie Budimir-Hussey have worked tirelessly to implement the program in Windsor, and are now prepared to send out their first shipment which amounts to a substantial 800 lbs of medical equipment. A huge thanks to our volunteers Mathiang Ghai, Alex Fanick, and Melissa Zivanov.
See media coverage below:
CBC News – Operation Green – Dec 7th 2011
CVT News – Operation Green – Dec 7th 2011
OurWindsor.ca – Operation Green – Dec 8th 2011
Operation Green is proud to be featured on this year’s list of Western News’ “Newsmakers 2011”!
This list celebrates notable research, academic and volunteer initiatives making a difference around campus each year. The complete article is available here (at the end of the page).
It is with great pleasure that we announce today the expansion of Operation Green to the OB/GYN program at Victoria Hospital!
The OB/GYN program currently runs four of its own operating rooms at Victoria. This will add even more supplies to our recently-developed program at Victoria, which has been progressing very well thus far.
Operation Green’s London chapter is proud to have sent another full pallet of supplies to International HOPE! This one weighed in at an impressive 661 lbs and is the result of about six months of collections at University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital.