In the past year, the world has seen first-hand just how reliant we all are on our healthcare systems and what happens when our medical institutions aren’t taken care of properly. The pandemic has pushed medical experts to their limits, and as we keep discovering just how instrumental they are to our existence, many of them are making a difference in more ways than we know. For example, modern-day healthcare facilities are continuously striving to do good, but also to introduce smart, sustainable practices that will make their processes streamlined as well as more Earth-friendly.
If you are running a medical practice of your own, you know how vital it is to keep up with the demand of the public and how essential it has become for all of us to change our ways and protect our natural resources. You can do both with the right strategy at hand. Here, we’ll list a number of ideas to make your medical practice more energy efficient for the long haul and thus elevate your presence and your impact on the environment.
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Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the light, temperature, humidity, water and nutrients the plants receive. They also reduce “food miles,” the distance food items travel from the point of production to the table, and can reduce CO2 emission from transport while delivering fresher and better tasting products.
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World Soil Day (WSD), 5 December is the United Nations Observance that celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This years’ campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the workers belowground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth.
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In 2020, remote work went from an occasional perk to a way of life around the globe. While working from home (WFH) has often been touted as a sustainable way to work, as more and more people have engaged in it, it’s shown that, like everything else, it has its sustainability pros and cons.
Here are a few of the biggest considerations when it comes to the eco-friendly nature (or lack thereof) of remote work.
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