Tag Archives: climate change

Now Reading: The Sustainable DC Plan



If your community has a sustainability plan, you should read it. This the plan for the city I live in, Washington, DC, USA, and it’s terrific. I discovered it a few months ago while taking a course on climate change literacy (see: Now Analyzing: Temperature and snowfall data for Washington, DC, Implications for Health | » » » » on to the full article

Climate Change Impact on Health : Allergic Disease in Washington, DC USA



I have alluded to the excellent Sustainable DC Plan and have been planning to post about it, and then realized I hadn’t put this up yet. It’s my first assignment from the course I took on navigating climate change conversations (that I highly recommend, it’s free – see: Finished my 3rd MOOC, and moving to renewable Energy » » » » on to the full article

#GreenHealthChat – tweeting with experts in climate change and health care



On Tuesday, I got to host a very special tweetchat. On a topic that I’ve been interested in for a long time, and with great people. As the title says, it was climate change in health care. Special because this topic does not get very much attention in social media. Partially because the health system » » » » on to the full article

Pleasure to Host: Health Care and Climate Change tweetchat #GreenHealthChat 11/12/13



#greenhealthcare Part 2: Safer Chemicals (what’s dripping in that IV besides medicine?) | Ted Eytan, MD As I mentioned in a previous post: I felt a little lonely on social media – they (The White House Champions of Change) talked about social media, but I didn’t get the sense they are using it themselves to communicate » » » » on to the full article

The different definitions of “sustainable” health system – US and Europe



I was curious when I got back from CleanMed Europe (see my series of posts here) about what American scholars say when they talk about a “sustainable health care system,” because what I heard in Oxford seemed so different from what I am used to. (see: CleanMed Europe LastDay: “Sustainable health system” definition : different here » » » » on to the full article

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Health Care Leaders Think Big on a Small Budget | BU Today | Boston University.

Nice article in Boston University’s BU Today (@BUToday) about the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN) and the loads of learning and frugal innovation we experienced at ILN13, hosted by Boston University.

The article includes a mention of the now famous hug timer, pioneered at the Center for Total Health see: The Hug Timer : A respectful way to guide and show gratitude during discussions, as well as the very exciting ILN Carbon Green Room – which is about bringing 35 incredible organizations together to collectively innovate to improve health wherever people are (see: The Innovation Learning Network Carbon Green Room – putting the ME in AwesoME)

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CleanMed Europe LastDay: “Sustainable health system” definition : different here



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What does ‘sustainable’ mean. View on Flickr.com One that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Requires the reconciliation of economic, environmental and social demands – the ‘three pillars’ of sustainability of ‘the triple bottom line’ This is the best question – which » » » » on to the full article