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UW Health Green Steps to a Healthy Environment

Healthy PATIENTS, Healthy EARTH How UW Health is taking small green steps to make a BIG impact Through extensive recycling efforts in 2012, UW Health SAVED the environment: 5,485,790 gallons of water 11,706 trees COPPER FOR KIDS Employees created this program to raise money for American Family Children's Hospital by collecting and selling used UW HEALTH ENERGY TEAM copper. More than $200,000 has been raised As a result of many Energy Team initiatives, UW Health clinics have saved enough electricity to power more than 130 homes for one year! to support a variety of areas including: 38 UW Health sites Dinners for more than are pesticide free! 5,000 family members of patients ***** In 2012 more than 275 weekly shares of locally and organically grown fruits and vegetables were delivered to UW Health employees Hundreds of nights of lodging for parents of patients through Community Supported Agriculture programs. COMMUNITY PARTNERS UW Health is proud to partner NO STYROFOAM with ENERGY STAR reinforcing our commitment to protecting the environment through continuous improvement of our energy performance and projects. ENERGY a STAR PARTNER UW Hospital Four Lakes Cafeteria provides napkins made from recycled material, as well as biodegradable and recyclable containers, making it a Styrofoam FREE zone. The amount of total waste recycled (tons) DOUBLED from 2007 to 2012. of linens used at the 78% hospital are reusable Converted the annual use of instead of disposable 88.000 patient belonging bags from disposable to biodegradable. ZZZZZ. As UW Health continues to grow, we've committed to a LEED standard (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design) for all new buildings since AMERCAN FAMILY OHLDRENS HOsPrA 2008 to ensure environmental sustainability and stewardship of resources. By 2014 UW Health will have 10 LEED certified buildings Contact us at greensteps@uwhealth.org with questions, comments or ideas on how you think we can be more "green." UWHealth

UW Health Green Steps to a Healthy Environment

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UW Health's Green STEPS efforts - Simple Things, Eco-Positive Solutions - aim to enhance indoor and outdoor spaces, recycling practices, waste management and more, with the goal of sustaining a health...

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