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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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Washington State Department of Transportation guide to employee surveys

  • Transportation
  • Employee transportation
  • Guide
(Washington State Department of Transportation) As the employee transportation coordinator or onsite coordinator for your commute trip reduction (CTR) program, you already understand how important this program is to the employees you represent. The CTR survey is one of the most significant contributions toward growing and sustaining an effective, successful CTR program. The feedback from your…

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Sustainable procurement specifications and resources toolkit

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Chemicals
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Toolkit
This toolkit provides the resources for purchasing sustainable products. Use the sustainable procurement specifications and resources toolkit to identify environmental criteria for RFPs/RFIs, to view specifications or standards, and to identify any available metrics applicable to the products or services under consideration.   Please contact procurement@practicegreenhealth.org with any questions…

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Transportation toolkit

  • 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 the same. The toolkit…

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Transportation

Purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, Department of Energy

  • Transportation
  • Fleet Vehicles
(Department of Energy) Choosing a more efficient vehicle?  Thinking about buying a new vehicle?  Fueleconomy.gov has gas mileage estimates and other information for cars from the current model year back to 1984. Selecting which vehicle to purchase is the most important fuel economy decision you'll make. The difference between a car that gets 20 MPG and one that gets 30 MPG amounts to $612 per…

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National lead-free wheel weight initiative

  • Transportation
  • Fleet Vehicles
Wheel weights are clipped to the rims of every automobile wheel in the United States in order to balance the tires. These weights often come loose and fall off. They are either washed into storm sewers and end up in waterways or are gathered during street cleaning and placed in municipal landfills. The weights are susceptible to atmospheric corrosion. Currently, there are no regulatory controls…

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Supply chain options to reduce the impacts from freight

  • Transportation
  • Suppliers and Deliveries
  • Tool
The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary collaboration between EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. SmartWay Transport Partners lead the way towards a cleaner, more efficient transportation future by adopting fuel-saving strategies that increase profits and reduce emissions. The program…

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Idle-reduction toolkit

  • Transportation
  • Suppliers and Deliveries
(U.S. Department of Energy) IdleBox is an electronic education and outreach toolkit on vehicle idling reduction from the Clean Cities Coalition Network. The low-hanging fruit of fuel economy, idling reduction is a simple way to use less fuel and to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases.

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Partners for Clean Air: Publications and reports

  • Transportation
  • Suppliers and Deliveries
  • Tool
A list of idling, air pollution, and fleet vehicle resources provided by Partners for Clean Air.

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Transportation goals

  • Transportation
  • Goal
  • Toolkit
  • Employee transportation
  • Fleet Vehicles
  • Suppliers and Deliveries
(Transportation toolkit) The Practice Greenhealth transportation goals have been developed to help hospitals create a baseline of key transportation performance metrics, set targets, and identify strategies to improve environmental and human health impacts of transportation-related activities. The goals focus on three areas of hospital-related transportation activities critical in achieving…

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