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Yearly Archives: 2019

ENVIRO RX, NOVEMBER 2019

There are several core principles to consider when attempting to adjust one’s habits. One of these is that the messenger matters as much as the message. The increased level of awareness generated by trusted messengers such as David Attenborough has seen a surge in community-led action with new campaigns around plastic waste and air pollution.…
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ENVIRO RX, OCTOBER 2019

In August Greta Thunberg celebrated the one-year anniversary of the start of her climate change movement. She began striking by herself outside the Swedish parliament, and soon, students around the world began walking out of school, demanding action from their governments. She's been called "the voice of the planet," and has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace…
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ENVIRO RX, SEPTEMBER 2019

Although plastics have become a dirty word the reality is, we can’t live without them. So, here’s the question- how much of it do we really need? Environmentalists are urging consumers to throw out the old idea of the three R’s — reduce, reuse and recycle — and instead adopt the five R’s: refuse, reduce, reuse,…
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ENVIRO RX, JULY 2019

It may be easy to assume using reusable cutlery and plates would increase water consumption as well as costs. However, a recent case study demonstrated that a middle school discovered first hand this is not the case. With a grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnetonka Middle Schools replaced their disposable utensils and bowls with…
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ENVIRO RX, MAY 2019

Businesses have traditionally exploited resources in a linear way, extracting raw materials to manufacture products for customers worldwide who then use and ultimately discard them. Today, however, critical non-renewable materials like metals, minerals and energy supplies are increasingly scarce. Also, the regenerative capacity of forests, land and oceans is under mounting pressure. As a result,…
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ENVIRO RX, APRIL 2019

 Although water seems plentiful, droughts and shortages can happen anywhere and it’s helpful to know the difference between conservation and efficiency. Water conservation includes all of the policies, programs and practices designed to help people change their behaviours and use less water. The goal is to use only the water needed; for example, turning off…
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ENVIRO RX, MARCH 2019

In an ideal world everything manufactured by people would automatically be either repurposed or reduced to its component parts and recycled for other uses, thereby presenting a sustainable, closed loop that wasted no resources. Being an imperfect world, unfortunately, results in our unwanted goods ending up in a landfill. Can we turn that situation around?…
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ENVIRO RX, February 2019

We want to thank everyone who attended our second annual Environmental Leadership Awards luncheon on January 31. EAGs commitment is to recognize individuals and organizations related, in any way to healthcare, who demonstrate leadership towards improving all aspects of environmental health and processes within their organization. Your presence helped to make this event a great…
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ENVIRO RX, JANUARY 2019

Environmental risks have become more apparent particularly in the last decade as droughts, heat stress and floods affect the world’s industries, populations and ecosystems. Proper management of an organization’s energy, natural resources and waste has a substantial effect on its environmental performance. As organizations continue to meet their stakeholder’s expectations on responsible environmental and social…
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