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Archived Webinars

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.

  • March 26 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Join us for the latest updates on the EPA’s hazardous waste pharmaceutical regulations and a review of Practice Greenhealth’s new guidance document for proper and legal return or disposal of controlled substances.
  • February 27 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Join Practice Greenhealth members from UW Health and University of Washington Health Center for a discussion of successful Earth Day events and projects at hospitals and health systems. Learn what your organization can do to engage your staff and community in environmental stewardship for this year’s celebration on April 22.
  • February 26 2019 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Food production is a significant contributor to climate change, accounting for nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Animal-based foods account for two-thirds of agricultural GHG emissions and more than three-quarters of agricultural land use, while plant-based foods have much lower environmental impacts. As people strive to...
  • February 21 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Join Health Care Without Harm and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments for an interactive webinar about how nurses, sustainability leads, and other health professionals can use the Nurses Climate Challenge to build momentum for climate solutions in the health sector. Speakers will share the goal of the campaign and the successes to date...
  • January 29 2019 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Our communities once again experienced the health impacts of climate change in 2018, including increases in heat-related illness, asthma and respiratory illness, as well as injuries and premature deaths from extreme weather events such as wildfires and hurricanes. Practice Greenhealth knows climate is a pressing issue for you as leaders in health...
  • November 29 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier source of recognition for environmental achievement in health care. Each year, the organization solicits feedback from its members and internal team in an effort to continuously strengthen the applications while improving the member experience. This webinar will provide a...
  • November 29 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    The Environmental Excellence Awards program can assist hospitals in developing a comprehensive sustainability baseline while gaining recognition for environmental achievements on a national stage. Learn how participation in this Practice Greenhealth program can support and assess your organization’s sustainability journey. The application process...
  • November 15 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    While physicians take an oath to “do no harm,” the enormous environmental impact of health care operations in the United States is contributing to the burden of disease and harming the health of patients and communities. The health care sector produces an estimated 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and hospitals consume more than 10...
  • November 13 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Session description Every year, 175 billion straws are used and discarded in the United States. To reduce this waste, single-use plastic straws are being banned by a growing list of cities and companies, and health care organizations are following suit. Discover why three Practice Greenhealth member health systems are eliminating their purchase of...
  • October 30 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Daylight Time
    This webinar, led by emergency medicine physicians at the forefront of the intersection of climate change and health, will outline the current and predicted impacts of extreme weather events on emergency departments and health care systems. Recent extreme weather events will serve as case studies as experts discuss health impacts and opportunities...

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