Securing leadership support forum

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This session will provide Practice Greenhealth partners with a forum to share their experiences obtaining leadership support for sustainability program success. Facilitators will guide participants through an interactive exercise to practice using environmental hooks along with mission alignment and operational benefits channels of appeal. Partners will exchange ideas and their experiences navigating barriers in the process of securing leadership support.

Sustainable procurement cohort session: Data solutions for tracking procurement

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Participants will discuss ways to streamline tracking processes and promote environmentally and socially responsible sourcing within supply chains. Explore innovative, data-driven approaches for monitoring and enhancing sustainable procurement practices.

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Introduction to creating a culture of sustainability

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Change happens through people. A successful sustainability program builds a culture that embodies its environmental mission within the assumptions and beliefs of its staff – sustainability then becomes everybody’s job. Further, engaged staff are often willing to play a role in interorganizational collaboration, influencing the supply chain and other key stakeholders. Join this session to learn about stakeholders, communication tools, proven engagement practices, clinical engagement, and how to avoid pitfalls.

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Climate Action and Sustainability in Academic Medicine

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Laboratories consume 5-10 times more energy than typical office spaces, plus large amounts of water, chemicals, and materials. Add in copious amounts of waste, and labs in academic medical centers and universities have large carbon footprints. How can lab owners and managers, sustainability directors, designers and engineers, principal investigators and researchers, and graduate students and post-docs help make science more sustainable?

Creating a culture of sustainability forum

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This session will provide Practice Greenhealth partners with a forum to share their experiences engaging staff to amplify sustainability program success. Facilitators will guide participants through a series of interactive exercises, exploring how to adapt employee engagement strategies that have proven successful in other departments to sustainability issues, what engaged really means, and strategic stakeholder partnering, organizing, and delegating.

Leveraging hospital food purchasing to support local economies

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Hospitals are increasingly seeking opportunities to purchase food from local and diverse farmers and food businesses in order to align their food service operations with their mission to serve and support the health of their communities. This webinar will introduce you to Practice Greenhealth’s local and equitable food purchasing guidance and resources. Hackensack Meridian Health will share how they applied our guidance and the resulting impacts experienced by their community collaborator The CommonMarket.

Great Lakes region cohort: Climate resilience planning

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Through this session, we will share tactics to advocate for the importance of climate resilience planning, and identify unique challenges and opportunities for Great Lakes regional hospitals.

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