CleanMed 2017

May 16–18 | Minneapolis

By practice greenhealth staff on May 8, 2017

An internationally recognized activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems is the keynote speaker for CleanMed 2017.

Winona LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and was a two-time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. As program director of Honor the Earth, she works with indigenous communities nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy and environmental justice. In her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based, sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. She also works nationally and internationally to protect indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. In 2007, the Harvard graduate was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership and community commitment.

CleanMed is the premier national environmental conference for leaders who are on the leading edge of greening the health care and related sectors. The annual event, now in its 14th year, features more than 100 presenters, as well as an exhibit floor showcasing the latest environmentally preferable and sustainable products and services and nutritious, sustainable foods. Attendees also have the opportunity to network with other health care leaders who are at the forefront of implementing sustainability projects, green building design and environmentally preferable purchasing.

CleanMed is presented annually by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm. For more, visit