Below is a collection of links, organized by category, which may be helpful in furthering your understanding and efforts in environmental sustainability in healthcare.

Industry Related Resources and Organizations

Professional member organizations with great sustainability resources for healthcare facilities : http://www.practicegreenhealth.org/

http://www.noharm.org/

Comprehensive guides of sustainable best practices in hospitals:http://www.gghc.org/ http://www.healthierhospitals.org/announce/lib/downloads/HHI_Agenda.pdf

List of non-DEHP medical supplies: http://www.noharm.org/lib/downloads/pvc/Alternatives_to_PVC_DEHP.pdf

Environmentally-friendly hospital products:  http://www.sustainablehospitals.org/

Group Purchasing Organization list of environmentally preferred products:  https://www.vha.com/AboutVHA/Citizenship/Pages/NovationLeadingOnBeingGreen.aspx

The premier conference for Sustainability in Healthcare: http://www.cleanmed.org/

Donate unused medical supplies equipment: http://www.projectcure.org/

 Nurses making a difference:  http://www.theluminaryproject.org/

 

A few examples of Hospitals adopting sustainable practices

http://www.bch.org/green-hospital/firsts-and-awards.aspx

http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/aboutkp/green/index.html

http://www.baptisthealth.net/en/about-baptist-health/Pages/Greening-Our-Future.aspx

http://ceo.usc.edu/news/ecological_sustainability_to_c.html

Operating Room specific best practices: http://www.practicegreenhealth.org/educate/greening/greening-the-or/

 

 Non-Industry Related Resources and Organizations
Great “Green” search engine: http://greenmaven.com/

Foundation engaged in community development, empowerment, and building healthy and sustainable communities: http://philanthropiece.org/

 

Interesting Articles and Blogs

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12491907

http://www.ordesignandconstruction.com/news_trends/pdf/ORMVol24No4ORsGoGreen.pdf

http://www.matmanmag.com/matmanmag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=MATMANMAG/Article/data/03MAR2010/1003MMH_FEA_purchasing&domain=MATMANMAG

http://www.hpnonline.com/inside/2008-04/0804-CS_WasteMgmt.html

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2007/MarApr07.aspx

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2074156,00.html?xid=tweetbut

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/medical/pediatrics/story/2011/04/Pediatricians-seek-better-regulation-of-toxins/46474962/1