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Awards metrics list 2020

  • Awards
This resource offers an overview of the different metrics scored on the Partner Recognition and Partner for Change applications.

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Guidance on renewable energy usage

  • Renewable Energy
  • Guide
Practice Greenhealth's Guidance on renewable energy usage provides detailed information on renewable energy credit (REC) retirement, sample use case scenarios and outlines alignment with existing reporting frameworks.

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Awards scoring resource

  • Awards
This resource offers an overview of the way Practice Greenhealth scores award applications within the Environmental Excellence Awards system.

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What’s new on the 2020 award applications?

  • Awards
This resource is an at-a-glance snapshot of improvements or new questions on the current year award applications. The changes reflected in this document are to help applicants quickly identify any changes to the application as compared to previous years.

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Health care's climate footprint

  • Climate and Health
If the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet, according to Health care’s climate footprint: How the health sector contributes to the global climate crisis and opportunities for action, a report by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with Arup. The report provides the most comprehensive global analysis of health care’s…

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health care's climate footprint

Climate and health patient education

  • Climate and Health
Every American’s health is at risk from climate change. We are already seeing worsening air quality, increases in vector-borne diseases and heat-related illnesses, as well as mental health impacts from devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and storms. Patients and communities trust their health care providers to warn them of risks to their health and offer them…

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Extreme weather

Cool Food Pledge GHG calculator

To convert to GHG emissions, this shared Cool Food Pledge GHG Calculator will translate your food category purchases. 

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Food category tracking tool

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth have partnered with the World Resources Institute to assist hospitals in participating in the Cool Food Pledge to track and reduce their food purchasing footprint.  Our shared Food Category Tracking Tool can be useful for starting this baseline. This tool also tracks foods purchased and served other than meat, including seafood and plant-based…

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Less food to landfill executive summary

  • Waste
  • food waste
  • Food
  • Toolkit
  • Executive Summary
(Less food to landfill toolkit) This 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. 

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Transportation executive summary

  • Transportation
  • Climate and Health
  • Toolkit
  • Executive Summary
(Transportation toolkit)  Practice Greenhealth is pleased to offer members a toolkit to help hospitals and health systems reduce their transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. The goals aim to reduce employee single occupancy vehicle rates and miles, transition fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, implement idle reduction policies and practices, and work with supply chain partners to do…

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