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  • Engineering Energy Savings at Fletcher Allen Health Care

    November 4th, 2014 - 10:53 am

    By Wes Pooler

    In today’s sustainability-minded society, we often assume that expensive alternative energies are the best way to “go green.” But through my work as Director of Facilities Management, I’ve learned that we can significantly reduce energy use by simply re-engineering our existing infrastructure.

    In recognition of National...

  • Practice Greenhealth Receives Top ASAE Honors for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    October 27th, 2014 - 10:25 am
    Press Releases

    The health care sector leads their communities to healthier futures

    October 28, 2014 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth has earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), a national campaign to implement a new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the health care sector.

    The American Society of...

  • Carrie Abernathy Named Chair of Green Meetings Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation

    October 27th, 2014 - 9:38 am
    Press Releases

    Continues to advance the importance of sustainable meetings

    October 27, 2014 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Carrie Meadows Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Director of Education, Training & Events, was named Chair of the Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation (GMIF) along with its 2014-2015 Board of...

  • Hospitals Serve Over 126,000 Meals that Feature Meat and Poultry Raised Without Unnecessary Antibiotics

    October 23rd, 2014 - 9:19 am
    Press Releases

    350+ Hospitals Celebrate Food Day With Their Commitment to Building Sustainable Food Systems

    [Reston, VA] – On October 24, 352 hospitals around the country will serve 126,600 meals that feature meat or poultry raised without non-therapeutic antibiotics. Spearheaded by Health Care Without Harm, these hospitals are leading a nationwide movement...

  • Ebola Waste: An Emerging Sustainability Issue

    October 16th, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    By Janet Howard, Director, Facility Engagement, Practice Greenhealth

    For health care sustainability managers, there’s an emerging waste stream to consider—waste from the Ebola virus. How do hospitals prepare for this potential waste stream with science-based decision-making and start off with a best management approach to this waste? While this is an emerging topic with evolving practices, the most important resource...

  • Imagining a Broader Healing Mission for Health Care

    October 15th, 2014 - 2:22 pm
    In the News

    In response to the growing need to address environmental issues related to health, EXPLORE: The Journal of Science & Healing is now publishing a new column on health and the environment written by ...

  • Products Used to Safeguard Health Should be Healthy

    October 14th, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    The condom: a small device that has huge health benefits. By preventing STDs and unwanted pregnancies, condoms are a small miracle if you think about it. That’s why we were concerned when we heard about the Reproductive Health Technologies Project study that came out this September. The study revealed that out of 23 male latex condoms tested, 16...

  • ASAE Association Spotlight Shines on Power of A Gold Winners Focused on Sustainability

    October 9th, 2014 - 8:49 am
    In the News

    Practice Greenhealth – Improving environmental health and sustainability

    practicegreenhealth-logoPractice Greenhealth has earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), a national campaign to implement a new...

  • Hospital’s ‘Green Team’ cuts waste and expense

    October 9th, 2014 - 8:35 am
    In the News

    Hospital’s ‘Green Team’ cuts waste and expense

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 2:24 PM
    By E. A. Barrera/Special to the Index-Tribune

    Realizing that medical waste can really add up – both in garbage and dollars – Sonoma Valley Hospital formed a “Green Team” three years ago to find ways to curb environmental degradation.

    Now that work is paying off, with a 31 percent reduction in annual waste, moves to...

  • Hospital Sustainability Gets Shot in the Arm: 80% Now Expected to Consider Sustainable Product Purchasing

    October 9th, 2014 - 8:14 am
    In the News

    October 6, 2014
    by Erol Odabasi

    It’s that time of year: vaccine season — your local hospital is probably already advertising free flu shots. But this fall, something’s different. If your provider is like the 300 global healthcare professionals my company, Johnson & Johnson, and Harris Poll recently surveyed, chances are your hospital has “gone green” — 80 percent of...

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