Upcoming Events

CleanMed Conference 2013: April 24-26, 2013

CleanMed is the place to share ideas, think imaginatively, and become inspired by creative solutions. Whether you are just beginning your sustainability journey, have been measuring your practices for years, or are a supplier to the health care sector, CleanMed offers exceptional education opportunities specifically tailored for your needs. Here you’ll find agenda, session, and speaker information —continue to check in for updates!

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Environmental Excellence in Healthcare conference: November 14, 2012

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Environmental Excellence in Health Care is a leading annual conference hosted by Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Register online today: http://nursing.umaryland.edu/events/environmental/registration.php

At our fifth conference, regional and national health care professionals, environmental industry experts, and educators will come together for learning and networking opportunities designed to showcase innovative and collaborative successes and best practices. Highlights of this year’s conference include:

·         Opening panel discussion, “Collaborative Leadership – It Takes a Team,” featuring senior management personnel from Anne Arundel Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center

·         Innovative and timely breakout sessions on topics including:

v  Creating Plans and Roadmaps

v  Reducing Toxic Exposures

v  Preparing for Climate Change

v  Engaging Staff and Community

v  Leading for Healthy Change

v  Providing Healthy Foods and
Community Benefits

·         Trailblazer Awardspresented to Maryland hospitals that serve as models for other hospitals and demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainability

·         Integrated Pest Management Awards, presented to a Maryland hospital that has developed and implemented comprehensive IPM  programs

·         Nursing Leadership in Environmental Health Award, presented to a nurse in Maryland who displays leadership and exemplifies excellence in environmental health and sustainability

 Up to 4.5 Continuing Nursing Education hours available!

The University of Maryland School of Nursing Office of Professional Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

View the conference schedule to learn more:


Ceremony at Roger Williams Memorial, Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:30-7:30


Providence, RI – In collaboration with the National Park Foundation and the Roger Williams National Memorial, the Groundwork Providence Summer Youth Green Team participated in a summer-long project to be showcased at the Memorial on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The Green Team completed three community interventions, addressing each of the following local environmental issues: brownfields remediation and natural habitat creation, storm water runoff and de-paving, and waste reduction. These interventions are small pilot projects that serve not only to make a direct environmental impact, but also to raise awareness of the issues at hand. Each project physically represents a word of the phrase “It’s Our Choice”, referring to
the decisions we make each day and their impact on our surroundings. This phrase has now been etched into the sky and ground at sites throughout the city of Providence, and will be photographed and displayed as an exhibition at both
the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence, RI and in Philadelphia, PA as part of a show called “Land/Marks”.

For more information on the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America’s national parks, please visit http://www.nationalparks.org.

For more information about Groundwork Providence please visit http://www.groundworkprovidence.org

About the National Park Foundation. You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured memorials, landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites — all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress,
the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the
generations who will follow. Join us in supporting your national parks — this is your land. http://www.nationalparks.org

Rain Garden Workshop for healthcare and federal facilities at the Brockton VA in Brockton MA, June 7 & 8 2012.

EPA New England is sponsoring a 1.5 day training for hospitals, VA Medical Centers and other healthcare facilities.  At the training, you will learn how to site, size, design, install and maintain rain gardens to reduce stormwater runoff and help improve our waterways.

EPA New England encourages you and/or members of your Environmental Program to learn about the Federal/State stormwater regulations and explore all the benefits of designing and implementing rain gardens at your facilities. The training is open to all New England Federal Facilities and healthcare entities.  Space is limited to 75 people.  

Please e-mail your registration by June 1, 2012 to Marie Iacono, EPA Federal Facilities Program at iacono.marie@epa.gov    Additional questions, please call Anne Fenn, Federal Facilities Program Manager at (617) 918-1805 or Myra Schwartz, Assistance and Pollution Prevention at (617) 918-1696.

See the attached agenda and registration form.  We hope that you join us for the training!

Rain Garden Agenda

June Invitation


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