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  • Simple Steps Help Set Green Product Criteria

    June 8th, 2011 - 11:12 am
    In the News

    By Greg Zimmerman, Executive Editor
    FacilitiesNet

    Most facility managers have a good general idea of what constitutes a green product: It has a lower environmental impact than similar products of the same kind. But it's when delving into the details of that definition that the difficulty arises. The idea of matching organizational priorities — ensuring good indoor air quality, nixing particular chemicals, etc. — with product...

  • Practice Greenhealth members named ‘green’ power purchasing leaders

    May 5th, 2011 - 7:28 pm
    Press Releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the current top-50 list of the country’s leading purchasers of ‘green’ power – solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small-scale hydroelectric. The listing is compiled from members of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which works with a variety of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of colleges and universities....

  • Member Spotlight: Catholic Health Association

    May 5th, 2011 - 7:20 am
    Announcements

    Environmental sustainability is increasingly seen as a core value in Catholic health care organizations. It responds to the biblical command to care for creation, the public health imperatives to prevent disease and improve community health, and the mission call to defend and promote human life and dignity, care for the poor and vulnerable and steward the earth's resources. This guide, written for persons both formally charged with helping...

  • Practice Greenhealth and Citi Launch the Healthcare Renewable Energy Initiative

    April 6th, 2011 - 7:29 pm
    Press Releases

    Citi, a global leader in renewable energy, and Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization for healthcare institutions committed to implementing sustainable, eco-friendly practices, announced a new pilot partnership effort: the Healthcare Renewable Energy Initiative (HREI). HREI is an offering of transparent and flexible financing options for health systems and hospitals seeking...

  • 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...

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