CleanMed 2014 Conference a Showcase for Hospital Sustainability Programs

June 30, 2014

CleanMed, the nation’s premier conference on health care and sustainability, was held in Cleveland the first week in June—and reached a new attendance record this year with over 800 participants! CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm. Throughout the conference, CleanMed attendees discussed health care’s most…

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Legislative Update June 2014

June 30, 2014

SF Bay Area PSR is supporting a range of bills at the state level to improve human health and the health of the planet. The chapter supports several pieces of legislation to reduce gun violence, such as providing for better identification of gun ownership and manufacture, regulating purchases from out-of-state vendors, and ensuring that loved…

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Water, Air, and Your Health: What’s Fracking Got to Do With It?

May 21, 2014

What’s “fracking” anyway? Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a well stimulation process used in oil and gas production that involves blasting huge amounts of water mixed with sand and dozens of chemical components deep into the earth, breaking up underground rock formations to facilitate oil and gas extraction.  In California, fracking is mostly used to…

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Supper Salon with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

April 23, 2014

SF Bay Area PSR Supper Salon With Dr. Jeff Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Gundersen Health System Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:30-9pm At the home of SF Bay Area PSR Board member Dr. Tom Hall and Liz McLoughlin Address will be sent upon RSVP. RSVP here Please save the date and join your fellow SF…

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Informational Briefing on Pesticides and Children’s Health

April 23, 2014

On March 13, Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) and the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) organized an informational briefing on pesticides and children’s health in Sacramento. The room was packed with legislative aides and representatives of community organizations involved with efforts to reduce the use of pesticides and protect children’s health. Senator Bill Monning gave the…

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Healthy Food in Health Care Update

April 23, 2014

The California Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) program, a program of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), is coordinated by SF Bay Area PSR, and contributes to the national sustainability agenda for the health care sector embodied within the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI). This project is one of many resulting from a longstanding relationship between…

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Legislative Update April 2014

April 23, 2014

SF Bay Area PSR monitors what’s going on legislatively in Sacramento. We’ve weighed in on a range of bills related to our mission to protect human health and the health of the planet.  They include SB 1132 which calls for a moratorium on fracking until health consequences are studied, SB 1000 which requires health warning…

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