Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

View SustainDC Health Care Pledge Featuring Mayor Vincent C Gray, Washington DC USA 49106 on Flickr.com Yesterday, we had the great honor at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) to host Washington, DC’s Mayor (@MayorVinceGray) for a special signing: On October 23, 2014, Mayor Gray will host a signing ceremony for the Sustainable … Continue reading Photo Friday: Sustainable Washington, DC USA

The Healthy Meeting Revolution continues – what it looks like 2 years later

By now, most people know about the walking meeting revolution. This is the companion revolution, that’s been under way at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) for over 2 years (!): Idea for the Obesity prevention Code-A-Thon: a healthier meeting revolution | Ted Eytan, MD View Healthy Meetings, Center for Total Health 48439 on Flickr.com … Continue reading The Healthy Meeting Revolution continues – what it looks like 2 years later

Just Read: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

Gerwig K. Greening Health Care. New York City: Oxford University Press; 2014 (amazon.com | Oxford University Press) – All proceeds from the sale of Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet will go to Health Care Without Harm The US health care industry as a whole spends in excess of $200 billion a … Continue reading Just Read: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

Building Healthy Places workshop: Urban Land Institute

View ‘Urban Land Institute Building Healthy Places Initiative 42471′ on Flickr.com I don’t understand the language of real estate developers, which puts me at a little unease in a room full of them. I learned that they don’t understand the language of doctors, either, which counterbalances that. And we all agree that health is incredibly … Continue reading Building Healthy Places workshop: Urban Land Institute

The lowest sugar soda fountain I’ve ever seen: Kaiser Permanente Regional Headquarters, Rockville, MD

View on Flickr.com – Lowest sugar soda fountain I’ve ever seen View on Flickr.com – Healthy Picks at Kaiser Permanente 38091 Two weeks ago they were serving scrapple here – Karen Blair, Vice President, Public Relations, Marketing and Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic) I’ve never had scrapple before, but it doesn’t look healthy. When Karen, … Continue reading The lowest sugar soda fountain I’ve ever seen: Kaiser Permanente Regional Headquarters, Rockville, MD

Just Read: The Third Mode: Toward a Green Society, (how engineers impact our health as much as doctors)

The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society When I walked around New York City with Jeff Olson, one of the pinciples of Alta + Planning (@altaplanning), famous for the bike sharing systems that are transforming city life, he mentioned that those of us interested in designing environments to promote physical activity should read his book. … Continue reading Just Read: The Third Mode: Toward a Green Society, (how engineers impact our health as much as doctors)

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 | … Continue reading Now Reading: The Sustainable DC Plan