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  • Colorado Medical Waste Heads to Nation’s Capitol to Tackle Top Issues Facing Small Employers at Small Business Leadership Summit

    August 27th, 2015 - 12:05 pm
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    COLORADO MEDICAL WASTE, INC., Colorado’s only sustainable medical waste processing facility, will be among 100 small business owners attending this year’s Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2015. The Summit, hosted by small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, will provide a unique opportunity for Colorado Medical Waste and other small businesses to interact with key policymakers, senior...

  • Montefiore Health System cuts energy use with sustainable initiatives

    August 25th, 2015 - 12:00 am
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    Control Montefiore Health System and Medical Centers energy budget while increasing ROI through low-risk and diverse strategies and initiatives.

    What Makes Montefiore Health System different from other hospitals and medical centers? 

    “Going green” and “sustainability” are trending words that we hear thrown around a lot today. More and more organizations claim that they are...

  • Gundersen receives accolades for achieving energy independence

    June 23rd, 2015 - 10:25 am
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    In October 2014, Gundersen Health System achieved its first days of energy independence by creating more energy than it consumed, making it the first known health system to accomplish this feat. Since then Gundersen has been recognized by local, state and national media and by agencies throughout the country for this unprecedented accomplishment.

    Gundersen has also been recognized by many environmental organizations including:

  • Healthcare confronts climate change: Schools, providers focus on health effects to dampen political opposition

    June 22nd, 2015 - 12:03 pm
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    By Andis Robeznieks  | June 13, 2015

    A number of medical, nursing and public health schools around the country are launching programs to train students about the effects of climate change on health and how to reduce its impact.

    In addition, some health systems...

  • Southeast Michigan hospitals save green by going green

    June 16th, 2015 - 1:42 pm
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    St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor has taken advantage of low fuel oil and gas prices the past year and saved more than 20 percent through advanced bulk purchases.

    Beaumont Health System has cut electricity usage by at least 10 percent, saving at least $1.4 million last year, by purchasing more...

  • 100 Years Too Late

    June 10th, 2015 - 3:58 pm
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    In response to the G7’s announcement to phase out fossil fuels by the end of the century, Gary Cohen argues we’re being lulled into thinking we have more time than we really do. 

  • Ohio Hospitals’ Energy Conservation Efforts Ensure Patient Health, Cut Costs

    June 9th, 2015 - 11:00 pm
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    Published by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, Ohio Healthier Hospitals: A Collection of Energy Case Studies showcases successful efforts by Cleveland Clinic, Highland District Hospital, ProMedica, and University Hospitals to implement energy reduction initiatives that increased air quality, improved patient health, and reduced operating expenses.


  • Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals saluted for energy-saving initiatives

    June 9th, 2015 - 11:41 am
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    Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are being lauded for their energy conservation efforts.

    The Northeast Ohio health care juggernauts are two of four Ohio health organizations — the others being Highland District Hospital in Hillsborough and ProMedica in Toledo — highlighted in a recent report from ...

  • The Myth That Coal Is Cheap

    June 5th, 2015 - 12:00 am
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    Its health and other societal costs are staggering. Phasing out coal-fired power plants would be good for the country.

    BY GARY COHEN | JUNE 5, 2015

    In May, Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia introduced legislation to roll back President Obama's ...

  • Governments Recognize Air Pollution’s Threat to Human Health

    May 28th, 2015 - 11:22 am
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    World Health Assembly’s Air Pollution Resolution is a Small First Step

    The world’s governments took an important step forward in recognizing air pollution as a major threat to human health, ...

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