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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.

  • 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...
  • September 20 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Daylight Time
    Based on its clinical mission and role in the health care system as a safety net provider for vulnerable populations and a leader in disaster medicine and response, emergency medicine is on the front lines of the climate health crisis. Webinar participants will learn about the impacts of climate change on human health from nationally recognized...
  • August 09 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Daylight Time
    Join Health Care Without Harm for an engaging conversation about how health professionals can capitalize on a critical moment for global climate action happening in September. Learn how to easily plug into Health Care Without Harm’s programs and events, and gain simple actions you can take to build the momentum for climate solutions to protect...
  • July 18 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Daylight Time
    Beyond the recognition Practice Greenhealth member hospitals receive for participating in the Environmental Excellence Awards process, Practice Greenhealth works to ensure the data submitted is shared back with each hospital through an annual Benchmark Report Card. Knowing how to access and understand your performance metrics will allow your...
  • April 18 2018 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Daylight Time
    The OR can be a pretty wasteful place, and we’re not just talking about physical trash. While crucial to patient care, the surgical department for many health care facilities can be a huge source of energy consumption, waste generation, and supply expenses, not to mention greenhouse gas emissions.  Since 2010, Practice Greenhealth’s Greening...
  • March 14 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Health care and commercial sterilization facilities often use ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize moisture- and heat-sensitive medical instruments. The EPA updated EtO to a “human carcinogen,” while increasing its lifetime inhalation cancer risk estimate about 60 times. The new cancer potency information supports the need to reduce EtO air emissions.

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