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  • Practice Greenhealth celebrates another year of innovation and outstanding performance with its hard-working members

    May 2nd, 2016 - 10:14 pm

    What a year! In 2016, more than 727 hospitals initiated applications in the awards system. That is more than 50 percent of the Practice Greenhealth membership and a testament to the growing body of great work hospitals want to share with their peers and the sector. Practice Greenhealth is proud to announce that it will recognize 510 award winners in 2016 and will be celebrating their amazing achievements at the 14th annual...

  • Stories to Heal a Planet

    May 2nd, 2016 - 9:56 pm

    Health Care Without Harm is deepening our journey into the world of storytelling, as a powerful tool to share the heart and experiences of the people we work with around the globe. With a grant from the Skoll Foundation and Sundance Stories of Change program, we...

  • May 6-12, 2016 National Nurses Week

    May 2nd, 2016 - 2:16 pm

    We salute Sustainability Nursing Champions #nursesweek

    Nurses have always been drivers for a healthier hospital. From starting a recycling program that included bringing bags of plastic home to educating new mothers about safe baby care products, our nurses are exhibiting the highest of ethical standards of beneficence. Nurses all over the country are demanding healthier foods for their co-workers and patients, they are...

  • The Power of Visioning and Goal Setting

    April 13th, 2016 - 8:50 am

    Kathy Gerwig presented Kaiser Permanente’s Bold Goals for improved environmental performance in a Practice Greenhealth March 2016 webinar entitled “THRIVE – Setting Bold Goals at Kaiser Permanente.” Kaiser Permanente’s goals are team goals – with team...

  • The Beat Blog: Earth Day – Loving the Planet Earth

    April 5th, 2016 - 8:01 am

    April 22 is Earth Day. If you’re reading this blog, you share a passion for healing the planet. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you are challenged by the complexity of health care and pushing for positive change. On this Earth Day, 2016, let’s share an experience where we feel connected and calmed by the beauty of the planet earth. When do you slow down, unplug, power down and take in the sites, sounds and spirit of your surroundings...

  • 20th Anniversary of Health Care Without Harm and Dallas Sustainability

    April 3rd, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    I realize that one may not automatically envision a clear link to environmental sustainability when they think of the city of Dallas, Texas, but I am here to let you know that times are changing and Dallas has stepped up their sustainability game! On the 20th Anniversary of Health Care Without Harm, CleanMed is excited to partner with Dallas and the Omni hotel...

  • CleanMed Preconference Session: Transportation and Climate Change

    March 11th, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    Author: Julie Moyle, MSN, RN, Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Why should you care about transportation?

    If your hospital environmental goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), you are missing a BIG opportunity if your sustainability strategies don’t include a transportation program. A case study by Practice Greenhealth member Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension Health, found that...

  • 46th Annual Earth Day-April 22, 2016

    March 1st, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    April 22, 2016 is the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day. This is the day each year that Practice Greenhealth members demonstrate their commitment to staff, patients and their community through educational, fun and healthy events and activities. You can begin planning your Earth Day activities with a host of resources to inspire your green team. 

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  • Why Water?

    March 1st, 2016 - 10:11 am

    By: Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA, Member Engagement Manager

    “Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth...these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”


  • More Needs To Be Done To Prioritize Climate Change

    February 26th, 2016 - 3:58 pm
    In the News

    Climate change is a critical public health issue — one that hospitals need to do more to address. Every year, U.S. hospitals are emitting 8 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gases, generating...

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