The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is very proud to announce they have been awarded the ENERGY STAR Advocate of the Year – 2015 Award for work in promoting and facilitating the adoption of ENERGY STAR qualified products within Canada’s health services sector. “We are thrilled that our work […]

Coalition wins ENERGY STAR® Advocate of the Year 2015 Award

Wastewater treatment plants not only struggle removing pharmaceuticals, it seems some drugs actually increase after treatment. When researchers tested wastewater before and after treatment at a Milwaukee-area treatment plant, they found that two drugs — the anti-epileptic carbamazepine and antibiotic ofloxacin — came out at higher concentrations than they went […]

Bacteria-making meds in wastewater outflows

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to 2015 in terms of green building certifications in Canada, with 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015. This brings the total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,252. In keeping with […]

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months ...

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, two leaders in environmental health, have together divested their fossil fuel investments. Employee retirement plans at both organizations are now free of fossil fuel holdings and previous holdings have been replaced with climate friendly investments.

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth divest from fossil ...

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital is rolling out a new meal room service program. In July 2014, the hospital did a waste audit to look at how much food they throw out. They found out the hospital has about a 40 per cent waste rate. Once food heads […]

Hospital wheeling out new food program for patients