Environomics

Healing a Poisoned Planet: Eco-Docs Think Globally, Act Locally

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

Eco-consciousness doesn't have to mean picketing outside the next WTO meeting or radically redesigning your office. As two young physicians prove, all it takes is a willingness to think outside the box and take action based on what's best for your patients' and your own community's health.

Outpatient Clinics Honored for Superior Environmental Performance

By Janet Brown | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

The Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), annual Environmental Leadership Awards honor hospitals, health systems and clinics who've demonstrated superior performance in eliminating mercury, reducing waste, and implementing eco-standards. This year's award winners show that small outpatient clinics can make as big a difference as large medical centers.

Finding Antioxidant Gold in Olive Oil Industry's Waste Stream

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 4, No. 2. April, 2003

The olive oil industry presses millions of gallons of water out of olives each year. Managing this wastewater has become a major environmental problem in olive producing nations. But it turns out that olive water contains a very strong antioxidant. Roberto Crea, an Italian biochemist, developed a way to extract this compound from the wastewater to create a new antioxidant supplement product called Olivenol.