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  • Big business and big ideas converge around sustainability

    November 5th, 2018 - 10:10 am
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    By Christopher Bodkin, Practice Greenhealth data coordinator for sector performance

    I had the honor of attending last month’s GreenBiz Verge conference as a GreenBiz 30 Under 30 winner to observe and interact with some of the biggest names in the sustainability world. The event was attended by...

  • GreenBiz left me feeling hopeful

    March 18th, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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    By Lauren Koch, Health Care Without Harm climate and health program associate director

    Let’s get one thing out of the way: I have been eying the GreenBiz conference for years. I was almost as excited to go to this event as I was for my very first CleanMed five years ago – almost.

    I was positively giddy getting off the plane in...

  • Baby steps toward big goals: Dr. Gandhi’s leadership in the OR

    March 18th, 2018 - 11:44 am
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    By Kaeleigh Sheehan, Member Engagement and Greening the OR manager

    “Globally, nationally, as a sector, we have to set higher standards, and be more mindful of our impact,” says Dr. Seema Gandhi, associate clinical professor of anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

    Gandhi says environmental stewardship has always played a prominent role in her daily life. Growing up...

  • On the Road: Practice Greenhealth partners with Dignity Health

    February 5th, 2018 - 4:16 pm
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    By Iqbal Mian, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager

    The first time I saw Sister Mary Ellen Leijewski, Dignity Health’s vice president of corporate responsibility, was at CleanMed a few years ago. Along with fellow CleanMed participants (I worked at a fellow Practice Greenhealth member health system at that time), we listened intently to Sr. Mary Ellen’s...

  • Validation, motivation, and reputation: How the Environmental Excellence Awards can strengthen member’s sustainability efforts

    February 5th, 2018 - 2:13 pm
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    On a recent winter morning, Michael J. Fiore CIH, CSP, director of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety/Sustainability at NorthShore University HealthSystem, sat down with Hermine Levey Weston for a conversation about the value of the Environmental Excellence Awards in advancing their sustainability goals.


    [Hermine] NorthShore University HealthSystem’s past successes include an Emerald and a Top...

  • Envisioning an ‘Udderly Green’ future for health care landscapes

    November 7th, 2017 - 2:20 pm
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    What began as an employee engagement campaign at Gundersen Health System blossomed into a project aimed at inspiring health care landscapers across the country.

    Gundersen Envision, a subsidiary of Gundersen Health System, developed Udderly Green organic soil amendment products in collaboration with Purple Cow Organics.

    The venture is rooted in Gundersen Envision’s dairy digester biogas renewable...

  • Envisioning an ‘Udderly Green’ future for health care landscapes

    November 3rd, 2017 - 11:25 am
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    What began as an employee engagement campaign at Gundersen Health System blossomed into a project aimed at inspiring health care landscapers across the country.

    Gundersen Envision, a subsidiary of Gundersen Health System, developed Udderly Green organic soil amendment products in collaboration with Purple Cow Organics.

    The venture is rooted in Gundersen Envision’s dairy digester biogas renewable...

  • Following our food: How health care can inform the data revolution and bring transparency to the plate

    July 31st, 2017 - 11:55 am
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    By Thresa Pattee, food program coordinator

    Imagine a world where food is traced from farm to fork, using data that can be accessed at the touch of a screen. Photos, ingredients, micro-nutrients, packaging details, production location and sustainability attributes, etc. — all the information needed to make purchasing, dietary, and culinary decisions — updated by producers and manufacturers across the globe in real...

  • Chart success via free EPA tools: EPA SmartWay

    July 31st, 2017 - 11:38 am
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    EPA SmartWay is an open-access, voluntary, market-driven partnership to help businesses move goods in the cleanest, most efficient way possible. Since 2004, the program has provided a consistent set of tools and information, enabling companies across the supply chain to enhance the fuel efficiency of fleet vehicles.

    More than 3,000 of the nation’s shippers, including many Fortune 500 companies, are using...

  • Practice Greenhealth & ACCO Announce Partnership

    June 5th, 2017 - 2:28 pm
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    For a Limited Time, Members Can Access On-Demand Training to Build Knowledge and Begin Earning ACCO's Professional Credentials.

    Practice Greenhealth is constantly looking for ways to enrich your experience as an organizational member. One way is by collaborating with...

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