Tools and resources

How health systems plan for resilience

Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm guided hundreds of hospitals and health systems across the United States to write climate resilience plans in alignment with the HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge. This recording will provide a brief overview of the HHS Pledge and summarize key lessons to help you through each stage of a resilience planning process. Planners from Beth Israel…

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Latest sustainability data

  • Benchmark Report
Each year, Practice Greenhealth collects and reviews comprehensive sustainability data from hospitals that report through the Environmental Excellence Awards. We provide the sector’s best sustainability performance benchmarking data to hospitals and health systems working to integrate sustainability into their mission, and to the health care supply chain partners that are integral to this work.…

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Sustainable glove guidance for manufacturers

This document provides guidance for manufacturers wishing to meet Health Care Without Harm’s examination and surgical glove criteria. The criteria apply to examination and surgical gloves used within healthcare. The criteria do not apply to gloves used for other purposes. 

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Climate Excellence Standard for Health Sector Suppliers

The Climate Excellence Standard defines superior performance in decarbonization on the part of individual suppliers – including manufacturers and distributors – to ensure the health care supply chain is aligned with achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, while improving resilience. Reducing the health care sector’s reliance on fossil fuels is critical for reducing deaths and diseases related to…

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How-to guidance for conducting a complete GHG inventory

Practice Greenhealth offers live and on-demand workshops that will walk you through how to perform a complete greenhouse gas inventory for your health care facility or health system. Each session provides guidance on how to perform a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory using the Health Care Emissions Impact Calculator, Practice Greenhealth's accounting tool specifically designed to help health care…

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Sustainable waste process planning template and training

This template provides one-size-fits-all guidance to help health care organizations achieve successful waste management programs or projects. It outlines a new, standardized process for gathering the information necessary to design sustainable waste management solutions, optimize your project or program’s success, and develop a proposal for leadership buy-in. Successfully implementing a…

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Whole food plant proteins

  • Health Care Culinary Contest
Plants provide plentiful protein [Plant-Forward-Future] The National Academy of Medicine recommends adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day, or just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight. Fortunately, there are many plant-based protein sources available that not only satisfy and delight but are healthier for people and the planet. …

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Strategies to reduce anesthesia gas

Three Practice Greenhealth partners share their strategies to reduce anesthesia gas emissions through the use of quality improvement projects focused on clinical education and interventions for propofol waste and a facility infrastructure project to reduce nitrous oxide.  

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Developing a complete Scope 3 inventory & action plan

Sustainability staff at Carilion Clinic walk you through their journey to develop the health system’s first Scope 3 emissions inventory.  • Learn about all 15 categories of Scope 3 emissions and how to develop your organization’s Scope 3 emissions inventory by using the new Health Care Emissions Impact Calculator for facilities and health systems. • Understand which Scope 3 categories are easier…

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University of Michigan Health Senior Vice-President and Chief Environmental, Social and Governance Officer Position Description

The University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine has a senior vice president and chief ESG officer, who reports directly to the University of Michigan Health president. More details can be found in the job description. 

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