Health care and the environment: local champions, global impact Journal Article uri icon


  • Health care as a sector has recently become aware that it is a major user of energy and generator of waste. Now, many institutions are taking steps to curb their energy consumption, reduce waste, and design processes and facilities that are more environmentally friendly and, as a result, healthier. This article describes these trends as well as specific efforts underway in Minnesota that could serve as models for providers in other parts of the United States.

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  • 2011