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Activating Civic Leadership
Posted On: September 22, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: Boston, Boston Green Ribbon Commission, climate change, Barr Foundation, clean energy

Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission is helping the city meet ambitious goals to fight climate change.

What Does the FDA Rule on Hand Soaps Mean for Health Care?
Posted On: September 21, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, triclocarban, triclosan, FDA, antimicrobials, green cleaning

Something extraordinary happened in early September - after more than 35 years of evaluating the issue, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was finally prohibiting controversial chemicals in products used by Americans every...

Improving Community Health and Building Community Wealth in the Bay Area
Posted On: September 20, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: HCWH US and Canada, Healthy Food in Health Care, Resilient Communities, Local food and ag

California cross-sector collaborative, Anchors for Resilient Communities, targets the social determinants of health and well-being with a focus on expanding jobs.

GPOs Show Significant Progress in Sourcing Healthier Furnishings
Posted On: September 20, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, GPO, Healthier Hospitals, practice greenhealth, furniture, Healthy Interiors

Earlier this month, HealthTrust became the first Group Purchasing Organization to announce that all manufacturers and distributors have furniture that meets the sustainability criteria outlined by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.

Knowledge Exchange Between China and U.S. to Foster Environmentally Sustainable Health Care
Posted On: September 19, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: climate change, Exchange, sustainability, China

A delegation from the Chinese health sector will meet this week with Health Care Without Harm and several major U.S. health systems to identify strategies to address climate change and foster green, environmentally sustainable health care.

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