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Food waste solutions: Waste tracker tool

  • food waste
  • Waste
                 Our waste tracker tool will help you to conduct a baseline audit and track progress going forward. Utilizing this tool, you will be able to track your food waste streams, determine the monetary value of what is wasted, and identify opportunities for reducing waste.

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Sutter Health: Food recovery for healthier communities

A Practice Greenhealth Case Study “Not only does this project impact greenhouse gasses from keeping food waste out of the landfill, it is also about dollars saved, which is important to hospital administrators, and then there is the food rescue piece which is what is really important to our community.” –  Jack Breezee, Sutter Health regional director of food and nutrition services Sutter…

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Meeting California's climate & organic waste challenges

      Hospitals across California are required to be in compliance with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery organic waste reduction mandates. California has implemented several regulations to increase the diversion of organic materials away from landfills and toward the production of value-added products like compost, fertilizers, and biofuels. California disposes…

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Partnering for climate resilience: A practical guide to community-based disaster planning for health care

  • Climate and Health
  • Resilience
  • Guide
  • Community Benefit
This guide provides actionable steps and sample materials to assist health systems and community organizations in conducting an exercise aimed at identifying vulnerabilities and inequities and preparing for climate impacts. Partnering for climate resilience: A practical guide to community-based disaster planning for health care provides a new approach to disaster planning and climate…

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Plant protein power infographics (Practice Greenhealth)

Educate your patrons about how plant proteins like nuts, seeds, and legumes are delicious, healthy, and good for the environment with these fun and engaging resources. 

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Climate and food infographics (Practice Greenhealth)

Educate your patrons about how a plant-forward diet supports the environment with these fun and engaging resources.  An infographic (two design options below) illustrates the benefits of choosing a plant-forward meal and can be used to educate and reinforce patrons' good feelings after purchasing climate-friendly food.  A consumer-facing webpage practicegreenhealth.org/plantforwardpower …

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Promote the benefits of plant-forward to diners (Practice Greenhealth)

  • Food
  • Marketing
[Plant-Forward Future] Educate and encourage your diners with these resources that explain the environmental benefits of choosing a plant-forward meal.   

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Climate resilience for health care and communities: Strategies and case studies

  • Climate and Health
  • Resilience
  • Report
Climate Resilience for Health Care and Communities: Strategies and Case Studies provides a strategic framework for building truly climate-resilient health systems and communities, and explores how health care institutions can leverage investments to support equitable decarbonization and build community resilience, health, and wealth. Through case studies, this paper outlines actions health…

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Scope 3 GHG Emissions Accounting Tool

  • Climate and Health
  • Scope 3
This tool provides a spend-based methodology for health systems and hospitals to calculate their Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all 15 GHG Protocol categories. The accompanying How-to Guide provides a step-by-step process for accounting for a health care organization’s Scope 3 GHG emissions. Scope 3 emissions are all GHG emissions within the organization’s value chain,…

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Pandemic perspective

  • Benchmark Report
The COVID-19 pandemic upended health care and continues to have lasting impacts on the way we deliver care. It brought significant shifts in hospital operations, from shutting down elective surgeries and vastly reducing food service operations to dealing with monumental supply chain challenges and a rapid transition to telehealth.  Sustainability leaders at Practice Greenhealth partner…

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