By now everyone has heard of LED lighting, and Kermit the Frog isn't the only one complaining that "it's not easy being green." New technology, especially any kind of electronics, can be expensive and constantly changing, making it difficult to know when to take the plunge....
Every Oct. 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. Food Day is hosting Twitter chat on Oct. 24. Five hours, five topics. Please join...
CleanMed, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability, will be held in Portland, Oregon on May 12-15, 2015. It's the one time each year for businesses with environmentally preferable products and services or nutritious, sustainable...
We live on a sick planet. Just like a patient, the signs are all there. Our life support systems — the air, oceans, and land— are under siege by a global economy driven by our societal addictions to fossil fuels, toxic chemicals, and industrial agriculture.
A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable medical instruments,...
For healthcare sustainability managers, there's an emerging waste stream to consider — waste from the Ebola virus. How do hospitals prepare for this potential waste stream with science-based decision-making and start off with a best management approach to this waste?...
Hospitals can leave behind a substantial environmental footprint that can often be detrimental to environmental and community health. There are ways, though, to reduce the environmental impact while reducing operation costs at the same...
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