The steering committee for HEARRT Midwest designs events with education and information in mind.  If you have suggestions for an event topic, please let us know.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • 3M's Innovation Center

    Scoping out healthcare purchasing

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    3M's Innovation Center

    2350 Minnehaha Avenue East

    Maplewood, MN 55119

    The recently released Healthcare's Climate Footprint found if the healthcare sector were a country, it would be the fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet and, over 70% of healthcare's climate footprint is due to Scope 3 emissions, that is, products used and discarded, distribution of heat & cooling and, some transportation.  

    HEARRT Midwest's fall event will focus on the full cost accounting of the supply chain using Practice Greenhealth's new Cost of Ownership calculator, environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) case studies showing both waste reduction and cost savings from HealthPartners and Mayo Clinic and, at-the-ready EPP contracts and other tools from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and success with fleet services from the office of Enterprise Sustainability.  Lunch and tours of the Innovation Center will be provided by 3M. 


    10:00-10:15 Welcome

    Anila Prabhu, Global Sustainability Director, 3M

    Catherine Zimmer, Executive Director, HEARRT Midwest

    10:15-11:00  The cost of ownership: the true cost of products

    Beth Eckl, Director, Environmental Purchasing, Practice GreenHealth

    11:00-11:30  Sustainable supply chain, not an oxymoron

    Amanda Holloway, Sustainability Director, Mayo Clinc and Dana Slade, Director of Sustainability Programs, HealthPartners

    11:30-11:45 EPP for your smaller facility

    Melissa Peck, Sustainable Materials, Environmental Specialist, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

    11:45-12:00 Successful EPP in fleet services 

    Anne Hunt, Director, MN Office of Enterprise Sustainabilty 

    12:00-1:00 Lunch and networking in 3M cafeteria, compliments of 3M

    1:00-2:00 Tours of the Innovation Center


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