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  • Healthy Hospitals: Changing Climate in the Healthcare Sector

    April 5th, 2011 - 10:00 pm
    Events

    On June 13-14 in Washington, DC, Practice Greenhealth and the Association of Climate Change Officers invite you to a two-day program examining opportunities to modernize healthcare institutions and facilities with respect to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and improved patient response. The agenda includes a Pre-Conference Workshop on June 13, “Energy Efficiency in Health Care,” hosted by Practice Greenhealth, followed by a...

  • Sustainability: Trend or Long-standing Movement?

    April 5th, 2011 - 9:16 pm
    Blog

    While I was driving on the busy highway yesterday, on my daily route from work to home, it occurred to me how many “smart” cars are on the road compared to just five years ago.  The use of hybrid and electric vehicles has catapulted in recent times, and, especially here in our nation’s Capitol, I think people are really starting to get the green movement.

    Personal adoption of sustainability practices is one thing, but what about...

  • 'Manage' Your Way To Sustainability

    April 5th, 2011 - 7:00 am
    Blog

    As I learn what innovative organizations are doing, I’m inspired by the intelligence and passion of the individuals on green teams.  They are truly diving change in the workplaces. One of the most important success factors for these teams is support from executive leadership. Buy-in and participation at the highest level means the teams are aligned with the mission and vision of the organization.

    Effective leaders set the tone,...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards

    April 4th, 2011 - 11:00 pm
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s only membership association devoted to environmentally responsible healthcare, has announced its 2011 Environmental Excellence Award winners. These competitive awards are given within the healthcare sector to institutions for outstanding programs to reduce the facility’s environmental footprint.

    ...

  • NatureEarth by LDI and AARDBalm announce agreement

    March 31st, 2011 - 11:00 pm
    Press Releases

    NatureEarth® by LDI and AARDBalm announce an agreement where NatureEarth® by LDI will market AARDBalm’s Formaldehyde-Free Embalming Products. “Findings in the 2009 Journal of the National Cancer Institute report that Funeral Directors who work closely with formaldehyde based products are at significantly higher risk of myeloid leukemia.” says Joshua Dame, Vice President of...

  • Effective Leadership

    March 25th, 2011 - 9:42 am
    Blog

    I’ve had the privilege of meeting many important leaders in industry, government and higher education.  Everyone is different—there is no doubt about that!  However, I’ve observed three common leadership characteristics that effective leaders tend to possess.

    First, they often have a high level of education and training, which creates a context for their professional activities and the decisions they make.  Second, they...

  • HDR will sponsor national effort to green operating rooms

    February 15th, 2011 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    HDR Architecture, Inc., a leading international architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm, has joined the group of corporate sponsors of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Operating Room Initiative.

    ...

  • Green features help transform hospital

    January 26th, 2011 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Andy Miller
    Georgia Health News

    The greenest hospital in Georgia was considered a dinosaur five years ago. Its electrical and mechanical systems were outdated, its brick façade breaking down, its emergency department and patient rooms poorly configured.

    Now, a $43 million transformation of the hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, has created an up-to-date facility with environmentally friendly...

  • Unique partnership will promote sustainability training for pharmacists

    January 12th, 2011 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    University of the Sciences (USciences) and Practice Greenhealth (PGH) announced today that they have established a first-of-its kind partnership to develop and promote sustainability training for pharmacists, pharmacy students and related professionals. Among other things, USciences and PGH will partner to develop training modules that will increase sustainability knowledge and practices in both institutional and community pharmacies across...

  • Health Watch: Can Hospitals Go Green?

    January 11th, 2011 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Staff Reports
    Gatehouse News Service

    For hospitals, going green can be a challenge. However, the health care industry has been making important changes so that facilities become not only stewards of patients, but also stewards of the earth.

    "Because of their 24-hour nature and the need for infection control, hospitals have, historically, been one of the biggest generators of waste and consumers of water and electricity...

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