Sustainability is one of the most crucial challenges of all time. It reaches across the wide spectrum of what we consider normal for our society. It encompasses environmental and economic matters. Major issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice are impacting globally.

The EDTNA/ERCA community has functioned as an Association, managing daily activities and be responsible for the community, patients, and future generations.

The EDTNA/ERCA is the first of the renal associations that took up the challenge of green direction in nephrology units. The campaign started in 2010 and involves not only nephrology clinics across Europe but also the management of the Association itself. Our goal was to incorporate an environmentally friendly “Green” approach into the EDTNA/ERCA strategies and reflect this in the Associations goals, vision & mission. Making “Green" approach a priority the Association continues to pass to action in its member services, during educational events and management processes.