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2022 Newsletters

September October 2022
HEARRT's November 18 event  Minnesota's Climate Action framework
From the Drug Enforcement Administration The next drug take-back day, October 29, 2022
From the US EPA  Enforcement Alert: Stationary engines cause excess emissions
Water Sense  past webinar recordings
From US Energy Star  Rebates for Energy Efficient commercial equipment
From Health & Human Services  Healthcare sector committments to emissions reduction and resilience pledge deadline extended to October 29, 2022
AHRQ Primer for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

From the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  Grants for waste reduction, applications due November 17, 2022

August 2022

More Practice Greenhealth award winners
From HEARRT Midwest We want your suggestions!
Upcoming events
From the US EPA The Greenhouse Gas reporting rule comment deadline extended to October 6, 2022.
EPA launches community engagement on ethylene oxide risk
EPA updates the Safer Chemicals list

From Health & Human Services Healthcare sector committments to emissions reduction and resilience pledge
From the Minnesota Department of Health Healthcare workers' information on COVID-19
From Arizona State University How to successfully build and maintain a corporate Green Team
From  How to design bird-safe buildings
From Healthcare Packaging News  Nordic criteria for sustainable packaging in healthcare
From Health Facilities Management  Decarbonizing health care facilities: Three steps to help chart the path forward by Clark
Reed, EPA's Energy Star

July 2022
Practice Greenhealth 2022 award winners
From the Minnesota Department of Health  
COVID cases are again surging.  
From Health and Human Services  The Climate and Health Outlook for June-August.

Most Massachusetts hospitals pledge net-zero emissions by 2050.

From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  
The Heat & Health Tracker provides local heat and health information so communities can better prepare for and respond to extreme heat events.
From Family Practice journal  Call for manuscripts: Climate Crisis & Primary Healthcare , deadline September 1, 2022.

From the United Nations  The Global Resources Outlook report.

June 2022

Presentations for HEARRT Midwest's June event, "Caring for health with net zero carbon" have been posted on the website  
In other news
From the Minnesota Department of Health 
COVID-19 response
From Health & Human Services June 2022 Climate and Health Outlook: Extreme Heat
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Heat and Health Tracker
From Bloomberg News Hospitals confront their climate Achille's heel:  Supply chains
From Healthcare Packaging How proximity plays a role in sustainability initiatives

May 2022

Due to HEARRT Midwest's June event, there is no May newsletter.

April 2022

HEARRT Midwest's June event:  Caring for health with net zero carbon
From HEARRT Midwest member Allina Health Allina Health celebrates Earth Day by pledging to the Healthcare Climate Challenge
From the Minnesota Department of Health 
Minnesota's COVID-19 response

From the Drug Enforcement Administration The next drug take back day is April 30, 2022.  

From the U.S. House Ways and Means committee Neal issues request for information on healthcare's impact on the climate crisis

From the U.S.  Department of Energy Funding opportunities for solar photovoltaics

From Arizona State University Climate Conscious Leadership course

From the state of Minnesota Contracts for reusable dishware and PFAS-free dishware; both available to non-profit healthcare facilities.

From EPA's Watersense Previous webinars now available.

Code Blue for Planet Earth: Pathways to Resilience conference 

From the Minnesota Department of Health Minnesota COVID-19 response

In other news
From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, part of its Sixth
Assessment Report, February 2022

From Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway Hospital evacuation during a wildfire and pandemic 

From the Integrated Pest Management in Healthcare Facilities project Checklists and Resources

From Health Facilities Management  Record drought poses severe problems for hospitals

From Healthcare without Harm Five hospital chefs compete for gold with plant forward recipes

February 2022

HEARRT Midwest 2022 planning session


COVID Updates


From the World Health Organization Huge volumes COVID waste threaten health


From the Minnesota Department of Health Situation Update


Recommendations for wearing masks


Roll up your sleeves Minnesota


COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Updates


Healthcare COVID-19


Other news

From Practice Greenhealth The deadline for submission of Environmental Excellence award applications has been extended to May 4, 2022.  


New resources to support data quality.

From the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)

International Freezer Challenge

From the U.S. Department of Energy

Understanding solar photovoltaic system performance

From the North American Council on Freight Energy 

Electric Trucks have arrived!

From the LeanPath blog

Five tips to avoid food waste when labor is tight