FM #957 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 957 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist via the Zoom conference bridge Tuesday, February 21, 2023. We were joined by Avery Palardy, the Sustainability Program Manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
You’ll also hear that there is a family connection that I need to disclose as a procedural matter. Avery and her team were recognized for their accomplishments and as you’ll hear, we had a great discussion.
In this episode we covered the following topics:
Steve & Ted exchange greetings
Steve sets the stage, we are joined today by a family connection, his niece Avery Palardy
Avery shares her ‘short story’ on how she got to this position at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
We get into some of the insights on the work she is doing inside a ‘corporate / heath environment’ to bring about sustainability
spotlight on the cover for Avery Palardy
Supply chain (Scope 1, 2, & 3)
Single use equipment, tools
The Cool food pledge
anesthetic gases, and reducing loss through leaks
We reveal an ongoing learning opportunity in the course of the discussion
This discussion continues our journey understanding the MA roadmap toward net zero and while it helps me “make sense of climate”, we hope it helps with your understanding as well.
If you have climate questions or Franklin specific climate questions, send them in and we’ll try to answer them in a future session.
Our recording runs about 45 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted and Avery
Links to articles referenced
Avery’s LinkedIn profile page -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/averypalardy/
Article that caught my attention to start this discussion -> https://healthtrustpg.com/thesource/workplace-trends/sustainability-workplace-trends/avery-palardy-receives-the-healthtrust-2022-social-stewardship-award/
Cool Food Pledge site -> https://coolfood.org/pledge/
Article related to Cool Food Pledge discussion - food greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and factors https://ourworldindata.org/greenhouse-gas-emissions-food
Background on Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions for healthcare
See the page that collects all the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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