Introduction to securing leadership support

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Sustainability programs that align with organizational priorities will gain senior leadership’s support and lead to long-term success. The vast majority of top-performing health organizations have an executive-level champion at the top of their sustainability reporting structure. This brings credibility and authority to a sustainability program, setting a tone from the top that this work is important, and so is resourcing it. Acquiring leadership support can sometimes be a tall order.

How-to guidance for conducting a complete GHG inventory | Scope 3 (Categories 5, 11, 12, 15)

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Join our expert Keith Edgerton for quick, digestible advice on calculating a complete greenhouse gas inventory. Bring your questions to this 75-minute real-time solutions forum and get ready to learn new tips and tricks from other Practice Greenhealth partners. No matter where you are on your journey, these sessions are for you. This month will focus on Scope 3 categories 5 (waste generated in operations), 11 (use of sold products), 12 (end-of-life treatments of sold products), and 15 (investments).

Securing leadership support forum

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This session will provide Practice Greenhealth partners with a forum to share their experiences obtaining leadership support for sustainability program success. Facilitators will guide participants through an interactive exercise to practice using environmental hooks along with mission alignment and operational benefits channels of appeal. Partners will exchange ideas and their experiences navigating barriers in the process of securing leadership support.

Introduction to creating a culture of sustainability

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Change happens through people. A successful sustainability program builds a culture that embodies its environmental mission within the assumptions and beliefs of its staff – sustainability then becomes everybody’s job. Further, engaged staff are often willing to play a role in interorganizational collaboration, influencing the supply chain and other key stakeholders. Join this session to learn about stakeholders, communication tools, proven engagement practices, clinical engagement, and how to avoid pitfalls.

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Creating a culture of sustainability forum

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This session will provide Practice Greenhealth partners with a forum to share their experiences engaging staff to amplify sustainability program success. Facilitators will guide participants through a series of interactive exercises, exploring how to adapt employee engagement strategies that have proven successful in other departments to sustainability issues, what engaged really means, and strategic stakeholder partnering, organizing, and delegating.

Destination CleanMed 2024: Reducing food waste to feed your community & save money

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Food should feed people, not landfills. Food waste not only contributes to climate change, but is a missed opportunity for addressing food insecurity in our communities.

Learn from Practice Greenhealth partners about the creative and comprehensive approaches they have used to reduce wasted food, and how doing so has saved money, reduced their climate impact, and supported hunger relief in their communities. 

Destination CleanMed 2024: The value of clinical leadership & governance structure in advancing sustainability

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Clinical care is a driving factor of health care emissions and pollution. As the largest percentage of a hospital's workforce, it is critical to engage, educate, and empower clinicians to lead change. Health care organizations gain many benefits from positioning a health professional in a leadership role within their sustainability governance structure.

CleanMed 2024 in Salt Lake City

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CleanMed will bring us together May 21-23 in Salt Lake City to connect, share, and build upon solutions for a more sustainable health care sector. As the premier health care sustainability conference, CleanMed offers the strategies, tools, and connections you need to make progress toward your goals.

Food service cohort session: Exploring food waste solutions

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Food waste solutions are good for people and the planet, yet 38% of all food in the U.S. goes uneaten. During this interactive session, we will get real about challenges leading to wasted food in a hospital setting and identify solutions that are having most impact.

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  • What are your biggest challenges to addressing wasted food?
  • What food waste solutions has your organization used, and what were the results?
  • What would help you advance your food waste solutions work?

Sustainable procurement cohort session: Data solutions for tracking procurement

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Participants will discuss ways to streamline tracking processes and promote environmentally and socially responsible sourcing within supply chains. Explore innovative, data-driven approaches for monitoring and enhancing sustainable procurement practices.

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