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Hospitals Go Green to Save Money and Save Lives

Spalding Hospital sits on Boston Harbor in Charlestown. (Photo: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

In an effort to stabalize energy costs hospitals nationwide are investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Host Steve Curwood checks out the innovative design of the new Spaulding hospital with John Messervy Director of Capital and Facilities Planning for Partners’ HealthCare. (more…)


Health Care Professionals Return From CleanMed Ready to Green Health Care

May 08, 2012 11:06 ET

Health Care Professionals Return From CleanMed Ready to Green Health Care

Conference Provided Education, Tools, Motivation to Speed Health Care Sustainability

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WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – May 8, 2012) – Health care professionals from across the country are returning to work today with renewed energy and tools for engaging in sustainable health care after attending CleanMed, the nation’s most important conference on health care sustainability. With information on new products, procedures and tools to help hospitals green their operations, including a new free program developed by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, plus a strong business case, hospitals now have every incentive to begin reducing their environmental footprint.

“At CleanMed, we provided more than 50 multidisciplinary educational sessions that made the business case for health care sustainability as well as highlighted the health concerns of climate change and environmental impacts,” said Laura Wenger, executive director ofPractice Greenhealth, one of the host sponsors of CleanMed. “We are also providing tools, education, practice guidelines and other assistance to hospitals to help them engage in sustainable operations, and we hope they will take advantage of these programs.”

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative, started by Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harmand The Center for Health Design, along with eleven major hospital systems, provides free “How-To” guides and technical assistance for hospitals to engage in sustainability in six areas of hospital operations. Hospitals can enroll for free and proceed at their own pace. The goal of HHI is to speed the engagement in sustainability across the health care sector. A presentation on each of the six areas or “Challenges,” was made at CleanMed for attendees to become more familiar with the program.

“CleanMed has an undeniable re-energizing component to it,” said Gary Cohen, President and Founder of Health Care Without Harm. “Attendees are inspired by each other. As attendees see what can be done, they bring back new ideas and information that they need to push their programs forward. And of course, the main reason health care is engaged in this effort is to improve public health, which touches the mission of every hospital and speaks to health professionals, most of which entered their field with this goal in mind.”

The nation’s epidemic of chronic illnesses, much of which can be attributed to environmental factors, is behind the push for accelerating sustainable health care. Heart and lung disease, obesity, cancer, asthma and other chronic illnesses all have environmental components. Treating chronic illness consumes 75 percent of today’s health care expenses.

During CleanMed, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm announced its annual award winners. Jackie Hunt Christensen has been named the recipient of the 2012 Environmental Health Hero Award, the highest award bestowed by HCWH. Presented annually, the Environmental Health Hero Award recognizes an individual whose professional accomplishments have significantly contributed to advances in environmental health science or policy. Ms. Christensen is a founder of HCWH and served as one of three co-coordinators who ran the organization following its formation.

“At Health Care Without Harm, with Gary [Cohen] and Charlotte [Brody], I learned to think — and work — both inside and outside ‘The Box.’ I think that strategy has been the key to the campaign’s many successes,” said Christensen.

Health Care Without Harm’s Nurses Work Group, along with The Luminary Project, has named Dr. Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, APRN, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN, as the 2012 Recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award. Dr. Chalupka is Professor of Public Health Nursing and Chair of the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing at Worcester State University and also holds an appointment as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. The award recognizes a nurse’s endeavors towards “brilliantly lighting the way to a healthier environment and inspiring other nurses to do the same.” Other awards were presented by HCWH honoring nursing students, as well as achievements in waste management.

More than 280 hospitals and supporting businesses received awards from Practice Greenhealth, including six inductees to the Environmental Leadership Circle, Practice Greenhealth’s highest award, which honors facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in health care. Those hospitals are Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Madigan Healthcare System, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, MetroWest Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital and MetroWest Medical Center/Leonard Morse Hospital.

CleanMed’s companion conference, CleanMed Europe, will take place in Malmo, Sweden, on September 26-28, 2012. CleanMed’s next US conference will be held on April 24-26, 2013 in Boston, Mass.


MantraMeds Insider Program

This is Jessica – a MantraMeds Insider. She signed up for our Insider Program and received this FREE pair of sustainable scrubs. All she had to do was give us her feedback on the style & fit. Thank you for sending in the cute picture!

So, what is the Mantrameds Insider Program?

If you love our product the way we think you will, you’ll pass on the word!  It’s pretty simple.  The program is our way of saying thanks and asking for your help at the same time.  

As a Mantrameds Insider you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 30% Personal Use Discount
  • Personalized Welcome Packet
  • Free Scrub Top or Bottom Annually
  • “Scrub Love” Cards To Introduce Your Friends To Mantrameds At A 30% Discount – (Recipients must be a new customer to be eligible)
  • Participation in the Product Design And Review Process
  • Ability To Host Your Own Income Generating Scrub Sale
  • Fun SWAG for you and your friends
  • Advanced ordering for new styles and colors

Sounds great, what do I need to do?

1. Apply here now http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
2. Get Approved
3. Receive your Welcome Package
4. Enjoy the Benefits.

If you want to know the Guidelines Read moreInsider Program Guidelines

As a Mantrameds Insider you will have the privilege of all the Insider benefits listed above. Currently to establish a group of Insiders we are inviting individuals to join until the program is full. Insider status can be kept indefinitely but it must be earned yearly.  We don’t ask for much, keeping Insider status only requires your participation and brand support. Privilege does come with some responsibly but we do make responsibility fun.  We only ask you to use the tools we give you and interact with your community and ours.  That’s it give things away and help us spread the word about our brand and products, how cool is that for responsibility!

The Insider Program is currently limited annually.  The number of eligible Insiders per state is based on state population.
The Insider Program Coordinator will review ever Insiders participation yearly.   Keeping active status as and insider will be up to you and based on what you give away and how you interact with the brand and community via the program coordinator, social media, surveys, etc.

Apply here nowhttp://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup


Cyber Monday is All Week Long!

Last day to enjoy our week-long extension of Cyber Monday! Buy some sustainable scrubs for the green nurse in your life! These make great Christmas presents!

CYBER MONDAY IS ALL WEEK LONG on MantraMeds Market!

FOR EVERY $75 YOU SPEND GET $25 OFF 

Go to: http://www.mantramedsmarket.com/


Animals love Environmentally Friendly MantraMeds Scrubs!

Animals love our environmentally friendly MantraMeds scrubs! Thank you veterinarian Christy B. for sending in this picture! Christy is a MantraMeds Insider. Read more about the Insider Program below!

So, what is the Mantrameds Insider Program?

If you love our product the way we think you will, you’ll pass on the word!  It’s pretty simple.  The program is our way of saying thanks and asking for your help at the same time.  

As a Mantrameds Insider you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 30% Personal Use Discount
  • Personalized Welcome Packet
  • Free Scrub Top or Bottom Annually
  • “Scrub Love” Cards To Introduce Your Friends To Mantrameds At A 30% Discount – (Recipients must be a new customer to be eligible)
  • Participation in the Product Design And Review Process
  • Ability To Host Your Own Income Generating Scrub Sale
  • Fun SWAG for you and your friends
  • Advanced ordering for new styles and colors

Sounds great, what do I need to do?

1. Apply here now http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
2. Get Approved
3. Receive your Welcome Package
4. Enjoy the Benefits.

If you want to know the Guidelines Read moreInsider Program Guidelines

As a Mantrameds Insider you will have the privilege of all the Insider benefits listed above. Currently to establish a group of Insiders we are inviting individuals to join until the program is full. Insider status can be kept indefinitely but it must be earned yearly.  We don’t ask for much, keeping Insider status only requires your participation and brand support. Privilege does come with some responsibly but we do make responsibility fun.  We only ask you to use the tools we give you and interact with your community and ours.  That’s it give things away and help us spread the word about our brand and products, how cool is that for responsibility!

The Insider Program is currently limited annually.  The number of eligible Insiders per state is based on state population.
The Insider Program Coordinator will review ever Insiders participation yearly.   Keeping active status as and insider will be up to you and based on what you give away and how you interact with the brand and community via the program coordinator, social media, surveys, etc….

  • Abuse of discount privileges will not be tolerated and can jeopardize your Insider status.
  • Personal discounts are limited to the Insider themselves.
  • Scrub Love Cards extending a 30% discount to friends and family will be provided on a limited basis to spread the love.
  • Periodically Manrtameds may choose to allow your discount to be extended to others on a limited basis.

Apply here nowhttp://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup


Boulder-based Best Organics launches America’s Best

Company branches out with new ‘Made in the USA’ baskets
By Leezia Dhalla

This holiday season, Best Organics Inc. is giving local shoppers three more reasons to spend. Two weeks ago, the Boulder-based company launched a new product line, called America’s Best Organics, featuring three gourmet gift baskets overflowing with artisan foods, organic personal care products and other eco-friendly items all made in the United States.

Co-Owner Steve Hoffman, left, and CEO Seleyn DeYarus of Best Organic Inc. in Boulder. The company has just launched a new America s Best Organics line of gourmet gift boxes. ( MARK LEFFINGWELL )

“With the new product line, DeYarus said, “I think we’ll appeal to patriots who want to support ‘Made in the USA,’ and we’ll also attract those who really care about the Earth and making a difference with how they spend their dollars.”

We couldn’t agree with you more! Great to see more companies offering goods that are sustainable and made in the USA. Best of luck this holiday season to Best Organics Inc.

Read full article at: http://www.dailycamera.com/business/ci_19411592


What goes into Mantrameds Scrubs?

Mantrameds’ South Carolina office moved early Fall to W. Antrum Drive in Greenville. We have a great display room that has remained sparse until today. Pictured below are some of the materials that go into Mantrameds scrubs.

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To the right are miniature hay bales. The two brown ones are Texas Organic Cotton, which accounts for 50% of our poly/cotton blend. The orange hay bale with tiger paws is one of Jack Miller’s favorite souvenirs. He bought it at a fundraiser for the agriculture department at his alma matter – Clemson University. To learn more about Texas organic cotton, go to http://www.texasorganic.com/

The plastic pyramid in the center of the table is made of display canisters from Repreve Recycled Polyester, which makes up 50% of Mantrameds fabric. These canisters show the 3 stages of the recycled polyester process. The plastic is melted down and chopped into small beads. These are melted down into flakes, which are then extracted into polyester yarn. To read more about Repreve Recycled Polyester, go to http://www.repreve.com/

The left side of the table displays Mantrameds’ newest literature. As of last week, we have an updated catalog, story-teller hangtags, discount cards, and star-shaped badge pulls. To request a new catalog or inquire about Mantrameds scrubs, email us at info@mantrameds.com 

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Remember, Mantrameds scrubs are made in the USA using sustainable practices. Buy a pair for the green nurse in your family this Christmas!