In April 2015, nine leading health care institutions from across the globe pledged to take meaningful action on climate change, kicking off a worldwide campaign to mobilize hospitals and health systems to address one of humanity’s most pressing problems. The 2020 Challenge invites health care systems and hospitals to reduce […]
Garden cities – or ‘eco cities’ or ‘green cities’ as they are sometimes branded – are all the rage in environmental circles. Replacing concrete high-rises and log-jammed roads with energy-efficient buildings, green spaces and car-free zones promises cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) is a benchmarking and recognition program which aims to reflect hospitals’ environmental performance as indicated by their operations, management, and policies. Hospitals that participate in the GHS program receive an individual GHS report, which is created using the data submitted through the GHS Survey. The […]
It’s hard to imagine any hospital, with its massive demand for round-the-clock power, operating off the grid. But it’s happening at one Midwest hospital system. In October 2014, Gundersen Health System, based in La Crosse, Wis., announced it had reached its goal of energy independence when, for the first time, […]
From single-sort recycling to renewable energy credits, York Hospital has been busy working toward turning “sustainability” into savings. With a volunteer “Green Team” whose mission considers conserving the environment by ensuring that sustainability becomes an integral component of daily operations, while also ensuring excellent ‘far above par’ patient care, these […]