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  • Practice Greenhealth Names Grumman/Butkus a 2015 Champion for Change

    May 21st, 2015 - 3:55 pm
    In the News

    EVANSTON, Illinois – May 20, 2015 – For the third year in a row, Grumman/Butkus Associates has received a Champion for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization.

    The group offers environmental solutions for the healthcare sector and promotes best practices by hospitals, related facilities, and their suppliers and service providers. The Champion for Change award recognizes businesses, group purchasing...

  • UW Health: Sustainability effort makes progress on Earth Day

    April 21st, 2015 - 10:44 am
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    Hospital exceeds national recycling rates 

    Madison- As Earth Day 2015 approaches, UW Health is stepping up efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and follow more sustainable practices. 

    In the process of taking care of patients, hospitals generate a large and diverse...

  • An Antibacterial Plastic Made From Egg Whites

    April 1st, 2015 - 10:49 am
    In the News

    Scientists investigating alternatives to petroleum-based plastics have found that a bioplastic made from proteins found in egg whites demonstrate superior antibacterial properties and are fully biodegradable. The new bioplastic shows promise for use in...

  • Weekly Highlights March 9, 2015

    March 20th, 2015 - 10:29 am
    In the News

    Communicating About Corporate Sustainability: The Challenges

    Some interesting perspectives are shared on corporate sustainability strategies and actions by the famed Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in its current Knowledge@Wharton essay:  lessons learned in how to communicate about corporate sustainability.  As managers involved in CR and sustainability know, it is not always...

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division Certified as ‘Green Business’

    March 8th, 2015 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division is the first hospital to earn green business certification through Westchester Green Business-Certified (WGB-Certified), a program launched by Westchester County and The Business Council of Westchester in 2014. The hospital accepted the award at a ceremony last month.

  • The Triple Bottom Line: Making a Convincing Case for Sustainability

    March 3rd, 2015 - 10:56 am
    In the News

    Sustainability can be a tough sell to financially-stressed hospitals, because many in health care still associate “green” with increased costs. But Blair Sadler, senior fellow at the Institute for Health Care Improvement, says that a Commonwealth Fund research study, to which he contributed, “turns on its head the belief that introducing environmental sustainability measures increases operating costs. In fact, it is just the opposite.”

  • Employees: A Powerful Force in Sustainability

    March 3rd, 2015 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    Sustainability often begins with passionate employees. “Health care is full of passionate people. The place is teeming with individuals who want to do this work,” said Janet Howard, director of facility engagement at Practice Greenhealth (PGH), a non-profit membership organization. At the beginning of her career, when Howard was conducting hospital waste audits, she was struck by the fact that no matter which unit she was in or what care was...

  • Gundersen Health System wins Energy-Independence Enterprise of the Year Award

    February 18th, 2015 - 3:32 pm
    In the News

    RENEW Wisconsin presented Gundersen Health System with the Energy-Independence Enterprise of the Year Award at its recent RENEW Energy Policy Summit held in Madison, WI.

    The award is given for outstanding leadership and effective implementation of a corporate campaign to greatly reduce...

  • Colorado Medical Waste Receives 2014 Business Recognition Award for Environmental Sustainability

    January 30th, 2015 - 2:19 pm
    In the News

    AURORA, Colo., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado Medical Waste, Inc. was honored at the 10th Annual 2014 Business Recognition Dinner and Award Ceremony on December 4, 2014 at the Aurora Municipal Center.  A video ...

  • Head and Heart: A Data Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Leadership

    January 26th, 2015 - 11:13 am
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    Submitted by: Andrea Learned

    “Our job is to “first do no harm,’ so addressing climate change as part of keeping people healthy and safe could be interpreted as being in the Hippocratic Oath” That was one of the first points ...

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