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List of medical products that meet the PVC and DEHP elimination goal

  • Chemicals
  • Safer medical products and devices
  • Product list
Practice Greenhealth worked with product manufacturers to identify products that meet the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) elimination goal. 

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List of furniture and materials that meet the Healthy Interiors goal

  • Chemicals
  • Healthy interiors
  • Product list
Practice Greenhealth makes it easier for hospitals to select furniture and materials that meet the Healthy Interiors goal. We worked with furniture and textile manufacturers to identify products that meet the goal. 

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Anesthetic gas toolkit

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Toolkit
Practice Greenhealth is pleased to offer members a toolkit to help hospitals and health systems reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from anesthetic gases. A study in The Lancet found anesthetic gases make up 51 percent of an operating room’s GHG emissions, whereas anesthetic gases represent 4 percent of an OR’s GHG emissions, a variation accounted for by differences in providers’ anesthetic…

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Healthy Interiors guidance

  • Chemicals
  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
This document provides guidance for manufacturers wishing to meet Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Interiors criteria and institutions working to achieve Practice Greenhealth’s Healthy Interiors goal.

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Less water toolkit

  • Water
  • Tap water access
  • Less Water
  • Toolkit
Practice Greenhealth member organizations have found that they can significantly increase water efficiency without huge capital outlays, using a variety of reduction and recycling strategies. This toolkit provides you with a Practice Greenhealth member-only benefit to help with your sustainability goals and daily challenges. Click on the resources below and get started now.

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Less food to landfill toolkit

The Less food to landfill goal and toolkit is intended to mobilize the health care community around the opportunity to reduce food waste in general; reduce methane gas associated with food breakdown in landfills and feed hungry people. Take advantage of the educational calls, the toolkit, posters, templates and case studies to get started or improve upon food waste diversion practices. We are…

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Leaner energy fact sheet

  • Energy
  • Guide
The Practice Greenhealth leaner energy framework challenges hospitals to meet the baseline objective and take on three goals to help hospitals protect people from the harm of pollution stemming from energy use. The goals were selected for their positive impact on human health and the environment, as well as their potential to drive increased energy-efficient equipment and services in the…

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Guidance to achieve green cleaning goal

  • Guide
  • Chemicals
  • Green Cleaning
This document provides guidance for hospitals working to meet the requirements of the green cleaning goal of the safer chemicals challenge. We encourage hospitals to go beyond the green cleaning goal where possible. This document includes information to assess progress against the green cleaning goal.

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Greenhouse gas reduction toolkit

  • Climate and Health
  • Mitigation
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Toolkit
Climate change is the greatest public health threat and opportunity of the 21st century. To reduce the health impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be reduced, and hospitals have an essential role to play. Solving health problems always starts with setting a goal. Establishing a clear, ambitious target can motivate staff and help drive strategies for success. Practice…

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Greenhouse gas inventory tool

  • Climate and Health
  • Mitigation
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Toolkit
(Greenhouse gas reduction toolkit) There are three primary steps in completing a GHG inventory: Define: The first step in completing a GHG inventory is to determine the boundaries and emissions sources included within those boundaries. After you have defined your organizational and operational boundaries and identified a baseline year, you can begin to collect data on the relevant emissions.…

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