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  • New Film Showcases Health Care’s Mission to Protect People and the Planet

    October 4th, 2016 - 9:23 am

    By Gary Cohen, President and Founder, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth

    Twenty years ago, a small group of doctors, nurses, and health care leaders realized that, in violation of the...

  • Activating Civic Leadership

    September 23rd, 2016 - 12:24 pm
    In the News

    Boston’s “Green Ribbon Commission” is helping the city meet ambitious goals to fight climate change.


  • GCO Calculator

    September 21st, 2016 - 10:54 am

    Look beyond the price tag – consider the organization’s total financial commitment when purchasing products and services.

    Hospitals have an enormous energy footprint—the impact of this is costly, both financially and environmentally.

    Gaining more insight into supply costs—beyond the initial price tag—is an important step to saving money. When it comes to the total cost of ownership of a product, additional costs occur...

  • Hospital food: Gross or…absolutely delicious?

    September 6th, 2016 - 1:13 pm
    In the News

    August 22, 2016

    Guests: Stuart Fine, Ryan Conklin, Stacia Clinton

    A congealed cup of mashed potatoes, a rubbery bologna sandwich or a jiggling mass of room-temperature orange jello. Those were once the...

  • Think Locally, Track Sustainability

    September 6th, 2016 - 9:02 am

    By Thresa Pattee

    Food service departments across the country are influencing their supply chain by channeling human health values into their purchasing choices. Yet, the impact does not end at the point of purchase. When these products are tracked with intention, teasing out which are sourced locally and which are produced with verifiable...

  • 20 Years In, We’re Just Getting Started

    September 2nd, 2016 - 11:41 am
    Press Releases

    Celebrating Health Care Without Harm’s 20th anniversary, Gary Cohen reflects on the last two decades in the environmental health movement and offers an opportunity for health care to redefine its role in the 21st century.


  • Greenhealth Exchange Issues Statement on Demand from Leading Health Systems for Sustainable Meat and Poultry

    September 1st, 2016 - 3:06 pm
    Press Releases

    RESTON, Virginia (September 1, 2016)—Last week, nine leading health systems—Advocate Health Care, Catholic Health Initiatives, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Gundersen Health System, HackensackUMC, Kaiser Permanente, Partners HealthCare*, University Hospitals Health System, and Veterans Health Administration Nutrition and Food Services—called on food producers and manufacturers to meet the growing demand for meat and poultry raised...

  • Practice Greenhealth Unveils Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator

    August 31st, 2016 - 1:45 pm
    Press Releases

    Understanding cost of ownership data will help hospitals find cost savings and
    minimize environmental impact, in response to industry need

    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth—the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care—revealed its Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator today.

    The calculator is a first-of-its-kind for the health care...

  • New exchange aims to bleed green, not red

    August 30th, 2016 - 5:14 pm
    Press Releases

    Greenhealth pushes sustainable products, services to the forefront of contract availability


  • How Hospitals Are Preventing and Optimizing Leftover Food

    August 10th, 2016 - 5:44 pm
    In the News

    There are numerous ways organizations can cut down on unnecessary food expenditures and make the most of what remains.

    August 2, 2016 | Matt O'Connor

    Food waste, as messy as it can be, is an area that's helping hospitals to cut costs and help the environment.

    A number of health systems are taking steps to use more of...

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