Environmental Excellence Awards sample news items

Description

Here are two sample news stories as well as a brief description for each of Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards. Feel free to use some or all of this content as you promote your win internally and externally. You can find additional resources, including award logos, on our website. If you have questions, please reach out to press@practicegreenhealth.org.


Sample news story 1

<Hospital name> recognized for its leadership on environmental sustainability 

A focus on more sustainable operations supports healthier patients, staff, and communities

In recognition for its achievement and innovation in health care sustainability, <hospital name> received the <award name>  from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. 

<Insert individual award language.> 

“In a shifting health care landscape, a focus on sustainability can help build resilience while better protecting the health of patients and the community,” said Gary Cohen, Practice Greenhealth founder. “<Hospital name> demonstrates the kind of leadership, innovation, and performance that can drive the entire health sector toward more environmentally responsible practices.”

<Add details about programs and achievements leading to this recognition>

The award is one of Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards given annually to honor health care’s achievements in sustainability.

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the leading membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to more than 1,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems. Learn more at practicegreenhealth.org


Sample news story 2

<Hospital name> wins national award for environmental sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of our healing mission – and we’re proud to share that our sustainability strategies have won us a national award. <Hospital name> received the <award name> from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. 

<Insert individual award language.> 

In health care, sustainability means looking at how our operations affect the health and safety of our environment as well as the health of our patients, staff, visitors and local community. Strategies to address sustainability at our organization include minimizing and recycling waste, addressing chemicals of concern, lowering energy and water consumption, sourcing food and products sustainably, and establishing environmentally preferable purchasing criteria. At <hospital name>, we know sustainability is essential to better care for our patients, communities, and planet. 

In recent years, we have made great strides toward reducing our impact on the environment, and we are committed to doing even more. <Add details about programs and achievements leading to award.> 

To learn more about our sustainability efforts, visit our website [add link to sustainability page] or contact [insert sustainability lead name and phone number or email here]. We’re grateful to the many caregivers, frontline workers and administrators who are committed to this work and bring innovation, ingenuity and adaptability to help us dramatically improve our footprint.

We will be recognizing our sustainability team for their incredible work at [insert date and location].

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