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New National Guide on Increasing Green Infrastructure to Improve Public Health, 7/10/18

Today Willamette Partnership and Oregon Public Health Institute released the “Green Infrastructure and Health Guide.” The guide was built for the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange to help local government, communities, and health care organizations connect green infrastructure and public health in new ways. Water utilities dealing with drinking water,...

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Ethylene Oxide Hazards and Reduction Example (EPA Region 5), July 2018

Healthcare facilities and commercial sterilization facilities often use ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize moisture and heat-sensitive medical instruments.  This fact sheet provides background information on the Hazards of EtO and describes the significant EtO reduction achieved at a healthcare facility in Minnesota. View:  https://uofi.app.box.com/s/t56r53wly6q73csb6n6625q9lcp2h6se

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Zero Waste and Climate Change, 7/18/18 at 8:30am EST

  Much of the discussion of climate change has focused on ‘smokestack and tailpipe’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, due to the way standard (a.k.a. ‘production’ or ‘sector-based’) GHG inventories are designed conducted: measuring GHG’s emitted within a geopolitical boundary (e.g., country, state, county, city). Therefore climate protection solutions and...

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