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Leading U.S. Health Care Systems Remain Committed to Paris Agreement Goals
Health Care Climate Council
Posted On: May 24, 2017
  • US & Canada
  • Tags: climate and health, paris agreement, health care climate council

The Health Care Climate Council encourages the Trump Administration to maintain full U.S. participation in the International Paris Agreement.

Wyandotte Hospital Serving Antibiotic-free Poultry to Curb Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
Posted On: May 22, 2017
  • US & Canada
  • Tags: HCWH US and Canada, Healthy Food in Health Care, Antibiotics in Agriculture

[News-Herald] Henry Ford Health System is taking on antibiotic resistance, also known as “superbugs,” that claim roughly 23,000 lives and sicken 2 million people each year.

Not so Fast: New Stain-Resistant Chemicals Look a Lot Like the Old Toxic Ones (And We Don’t Need Them!)
Posted On: May 11, 2017
  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, perfluorinated compounds, environmental health

A new resource from the Green Science Policy Institute sheds light on the most current research, and suggests alternatives to using the ever present fluorinated chemicals.

Boston Hospitals Lead the Nation in Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Boston Green Ribbon Commission
Posted On: May 8, 2017
  • US & Canada
  • Tags: Boston Green Ribbon Commission, greenhouse gases

Boston hospitals cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent between 2011 and 2015. And they are on track to reduce emissions by a remarkable 47 percent by 2020.

Less Meat, More Options, Better Health: How Hospital Food is Leading us to a Healthy and Sustainable Future
Posted On: April 11, 2017
  • US & Canada
  • Tags: HCWH US and Canada, Healthy Food in Health Care, Climate-Food, report

Health facilities are using the tools they have at their disposal to protect our future — purchasing less meat and exploring the health and environmental benefits of other protein options.

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