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Webinars and Archives are Free to Practice Greenhealth Members
Practice Greenhealth hosts a set of webinar series designed to offer comprehensive and cutting edge case studies, tools and resources on different sustainability topics to the healthcare community. Topics range from basics such as recycling, green team development and building an integrated design team to intermediate topics such as the selection of green cleaning chemicals and energy modeling for new buildings to advanced topics like greenhouse gas management and displacement ventilation. Learn practical solutions from experts in the field without leaving your office! Pull together your committee or "green team" and join us.

  • January 10 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Applying for an Environmental Excellence award in 2018? Come to this Question & Answer session to address your toughest questions or to listen to how others are tackling the application process. There is no set content for this call — the session will be determined by members’ questions.
  • December 14 2017 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm --
    It is common for health care leaders to challenge proposed energy projects. How does Al Neuner, VP of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System convince his leadership to say “yes” every time? Join in a dialogue to learn the innovations and approaches Geisinger Health System utilized enabling them to earn a 100 ENERGY STAR score, while...
  • December 13 2017 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    One of the most complex pages to our awards program is the Climate page. Many health systems do not yet understand how to utilize tools such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio manager to track their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and only 22% of award applicants reported doing a GHG audit as part of a baseline process. Join us to learn more about available tools...
  • December 12 2017 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Hospital community benefit programs can address health priorities while also providing climate co-benefits such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions that mitigate the health risks of a changing climate. The community health needs assessment (CHNA) process provides a unique opportunity for hospitals to align their environmental and community health...
  • November 29 2017 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Healthcare plastic waste. We all have it. Heaping piles of it. But what do we do with it? What will the recycler take? How can contamination be avoided? How does the facility collect, transport, store, and market its materials? Join Practice Greenhealth and the Health Care Plastics Recycling Council for a repeat of their sold-out CleanMed 2017 Pre...
  • November 15 2017 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Are you or your residents interested in greater environment stewardship at your retirement community, skilled nursing facility, long-term rehabilitation or behavioral health facility? Have you wondered about the marketing appeal that sustainable living may have to the baby boomers and other generations? Do you feel ready to partner with others to...
  • November 14 2017 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    As health care organizations develop climate strategies and set greenhouse gas reduction goals, they are increasingly looking to measure the impacts of waste reduction strategies and its role in achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets. The EPA’s WARM Tool calculates and totals Greenhouse Gas emissions of baseline and alternative waste...
  • November 09 2017 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    "Let's feed people, not landfills. By reducing wasted food in landfills, we cut harmful methane emissions that fuel climate change, conserve our natural resources, and protect our planet for future generations,"  -- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Practice Greenhealth’s Less Food to Landfill Goal and Toolkit aligns with the...
  • November 08 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Practice Greenhealth recognized its members with 602 Environmental Excellence Awards in 2017 and there’s no doubt that number will increase in 2018. If your institution is a repeat applicant for the Environmental Excellence Awards, come and learn about “what’s new” on the 2018 award applications. This session will highlight new content and the...
  • November 06 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Tracking materials and wastes is critical to any sustainability programming.   In order to submit a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award, hospitals are required to submit data on the types and amounts of wastes that are generated.   Award thresholds include a less than 10% Regulated Medical Waste rate and a minimum of a 15...

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