Increasing the purchasing of high-protein foods, like fish, is a solid strategy for reducing meat purchasing while promoting human and environmental health. However, the lack of transparency – along with the numerous health, environmental, and social justice concerns – make it a particularly difficult food group to navigate. This guide offers seafood procurement recommendations based on sustainability, nutrition, social, and animal welfare concerns.
This guide’s recommendations complement existing third-party certifications and inform day-to-day purchasing when sustainability… Read More
Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for more than 35 years. He has helped build coalitions and networks globally to address health impacts related to climate change and toxic chemical exposure. Cohen is co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm, created in 1996 to help transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable and support the health and climate resilience of the communities they serve. Since its inception, the nonprofit has grown to lead and partner in groundbreaking initiatives in more than 72 countries.
Cohen was awarded… Read More
Kimberly Dasher Tripp is Founder and Principal of Strategy for Scale where she is an advisor to high-impact organizations and private foundations. She partners with new and established philanthropists to build clear, impact-oriented strategies and processes to accelerate systems change. With social enterprises, she works on issues related to the nuanced art of scaling impact: strategic plans that drive measurable outcomes and can be operationalized; governance; leadership and talent; development strategy and growth plans; and impact measurement. Kimberly also conducts research and writes… Read More
Tory Dietel Hopps is managing partner at Dietel Partners, where she manages portfolios for clients with both domestic and international interests. She works closely with the Dietel Partners team to define strategy, identify grantee and funding partners, and provide assistance to grantees with their strategies, resource development, and capacity building needs. Dietel Hopps works closely with funding partners to help with field building in the areas of interest to her clients. She believes strongly in working toward better dynamics between the funding and grantseeking communities and takes a… Read More
Brian is responsible for managing, integrating, and developing solutions Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth use to engage members and partners. He is the co-author of GeoServer Beginner’s Guide, a book that teaches others in the information Technology sector how they can embrace GeoServer to visually analyze, interpret, edit, and share interactive web-based maps. Brian enjoys kayak fishing, reading about the bleeding edge of technology, and perfecting the art of brewing a great beer.
Janet has worked on environmental stewardship in health care for over 25 years. Her passion is fueled by her love of the planet earth and its life and her belief that every being deserves a safe, healthy, and respectful healing environment. Leading the sustainability solutions team, Janet and the team convene conversations with their esteemed partners, helping them to set and achieve environmental improvement goals.
Jessica leads the climate team in developing strategies to engage and support the health care sector to work on climate solutions and become a leading voice on climate change. Her current position is the culmination of a career path split between health care and environmental sustainability. As an environmentalist, business professional, and former nurse practitioner, Jessica feels grateful to be at this nexus working for healthy people on a healthy planet.
Antonia is well-versed in climate change work that focuses on protecting public health. Her previous climate work includes roles at Physicians for Social Responsibility and the National Resources Defense Council. She holds a doctoral degree in physics from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in applied physics from Columbia University. Antonia has lived in Washington, D.C. since 2002 with her husband and son.
Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for thirty years. He is Co-Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. He was also instrumental in bringing together the NGOs and hospital systems that formed the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. All three were created to transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable and serve as anchor institutions to support environmental health in their communities.
Cohen is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, India. He is also on the Boards of… Read More
Plant-Forward Future is a curated set of resources from Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm, and our partners that will help health care facilities set a plant-forward goal, menu and market plant-forward dishes, and track their progress.
11 hospital food champions told us what plant-forward means to them, now it's your chance. Share how you plan to shape a #PlanForwardFurture
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