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175+ Social Entrepreneurs Publish Open Letter Defending Inclusion and American Values
Posted On: February 9, 2017
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: social justice

Gary Cohen joined more than 175 social entrepreneurs in an open letter to President Trump expressing their disagreement with the Executive Order that banned individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

Healthy Interiors in Action: New Partners HealthCare Facility Leads in Implementing Green Product Purchasing
Posted On: February 1, 2017
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: HCWH US and Canada, safer chemicals

Seventy percent of the $22 million spent on the interior furnishings for the new Partners HealthCare facility met guidelines for safer products, marking a significant milestone and a major investment in green product purchases.

Final EPA Assessment of Ethylene Oxide Sets Strict Cancer Potency Estimate
Posted On: February 7, 2017
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, occupational exposure, EPA, pesticides, cáncer

Updated EPA assessment sets strictest potency estimate to date for ethylene oxide, a chemical commonly used in health care settings.

Sustainability Meets Social Responsibility: Inova Donates Medical Supplies
Posted On: February 6, 2017
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: climate and health, recycle

[From Inova] Imagine that after months of preparing for surgery, your stretcher is getting rolled into the hospital’s operating room. In this moment, knowing your surgical team is ready to tackle any challenge that may arise is paramount.Rest...

Health and Safety Regulations Hang in the Balance As Trump Signs New Executive Order
Posted On: February 8, 2017
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, EPA, regulation, environmental policy

President Trump's executive order requiring federal agencies to erase two regulations for each new one leaves many unanswered questions for the future of environmental and public health protections.

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