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Less water goals

  • Water
  • Toolkit
  • Tool
(Less water toolkit) Key areas of inefficiency and promising water reduction strategies within the institution’s available financial resources are identified. Practice Greenhealth experts frequently guide members through the process to identify the materials that will be most useful. 

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Life of a battery flyer

  • Recycling
  • Exemplary Document
  • Tool
  • Earth Day
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston breaks down different types of batteries, how they are disposed, environmental effects and how to recycle them properly in this exemplary flyer. 

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Guidance for purchasing can liners

  • Waste
  • Sustainable procurement
Guidance on the applicable environmental considerations for can liners

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MSK 511 Rideshare Portal

  • Exemplary Document
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Transportation
  • Presentation
This resource is a screenshot of the portal to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Rideshare matching service, a collaboration of MSK and 511NY, the New York State Department of Transportation’s travel service. The service aims to assist employees who are looking to be a "greener" commuter, save money, or get to work when their regular commute is interrupted.

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Nissan LEAF Sept 30

  • Transportation
  • Exemplary Document
  • UCSF
  • Poster
Exemplary document of a promotional offering to UCSF students, faculty, and staff on the purchase of a Nissan LEAF. Qualified individuals can receive up to $20,000 off.

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Standardized environmental questions for OR surgical drapes

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Devices
  • Chemicals
  • Safer medical products and devices
The standardized environmental questions for medical products are a set of supplier questions that can be used in the procurement process for OR surgical drapes to identify environmentally preferable products.  People can be exposed through the use of products containing these chemicals in the OR. In 2002, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification for PVC devices containing DEHP. DEHP is also…

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Textiles, Disposable

  • Sustainable procurement
  • Medical products
  • Textile Reuse
  • Guide
Here are suggested environmental questions for RFP/RFIs or considerations for the value analysis process for pediatric and youth disposable clothing products. 

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EPP Criteria for Autos

  • Transportation
  • Fleet Vehicles
  • Policy
  • Purchasing
Memo from the State of California informing its agencies that solar reflective colors (white, silver metallic and gold metallic) are now mandatory to order on all light-duty passenger vehicles unless specifically exempted. Studies have shown that darker colors can raise a vehicle’s cabin temperature significantly, thereby requiring greater use of the air conditioning system and increasing fuel…

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Environmental Considerations for Cabinetry

  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
  • Furnishings
  • Chemicals
Practice Greenhealth presents a guide to questions and issues to consider when assessing or purchasing cabinetry.

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UW 2017 Corporate Travel Reduction

  • Exemplary Document
  • University of Washington
  • Transportation Case Study
  • Report
A keystone team of graduate students, led by the UW Sustainability Office, conducted research into the UW’s air travel in order to gauge how much air travel contributed to the university’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. The UW’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) has set a goal for UW to be climate neutral by 2050 and professional travel accounts for approximately 11% of the university’s total…

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