Environmentally Green http://nhpr.org en Greening The O.R. http://nhpr.org/post/greening-or <p></p><p>Reduce, reuse, recycle? Not in the medical profession. While recycling has become the aspiration or even the norm in most areas of our daily lives, an operating room is the one place where recycling feels like a dangerous practice. Recent studies provide staggering statistics of the amount of waste produced by hospitals on a daily basis; one conservative estimate puts annual hospital waste at <a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/average-knee-operation-produces-30-pounds-of-garbage">five point nine million tons</a>, with operating rooms accounting for twenty to thirty percent of that total. In light of these numbers, there is a growing effort to bring sustainability into the health care sector while still maintaining the highest level of hygiene.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:10:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28927 at http://nhpr.org Greening The O.R. Alternatives To Toxic Cleaning Supplies http://nhpr.org/post/alternatives-toxic-cleaning-supplies <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: I'm concerned about toxic ingredients in my cleaning supplies, especially now that I have young children. Where can I find safer alternatives?&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>-<em>- Betsy E., Hartford, CT</em></p><p> Sun, 19 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30259 at http://nhpr.org Alternatives To Toxic Cleaning Supplies 'Greenwashing' http://nhpr.org/post/greenwashing <p></p><p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear&nbsp;EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: I hear the term “greenwashing” a lot these days but am still not sure exactly what it means. Can you enlighten?</strong><em>-- Ruth Markell, Indianapolis, IN</em></p><p></p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26125 at http://nhpr.org 'Greenwashing' The Greening of ... McDonald's? http://nhpr.org/post/greening-mcdonalds <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Has the McDonald’s restaurant chain made significant improvements in recent years with regard to the environment?</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<em>-- Max Andria, Laval University, Quebec</em></p><p></p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22003 at http://nhpr.org The Greening of ... McDonald's? Saving Energy And Money With Home Automation http://nhpr.org/post/saving-energy-and-money-home-automation <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 21541 at http://nhpr.org Saving Energy And Money With Home Automation Has Recycling Lived Up To Its Promises? http://nhpr.org/post/has-recycling-lived-its-promises <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: Has recycling lived up to its promise to reduce waste and pollution, save energy and provide jobs in our ailing economy?&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:48:37 +0000 New Media Intern 18099 at http://nhpr.org Has Recycling Lived Up To Its Promises? A Greener, Healthier Laundry Room http://nhpr.org/post/greener-healthier-laundry-room <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: How can I have a greener, healthier laundry room? &nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:33:13 +0000 New Media Intern 18096 at http://nhpr.org A Greener, Healthier Laundry Room Green Friendly "Bluesign" Clothing http://nhpr.org/post/green-friendly-bluesign-clothing <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:28:29 +0000 New Media Intern 17571 at http://nhpr.org Green Friendly "Bluesign" Clothing