|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 11, 2014|
University of Illinois Chicago
EN-16: Hospital Network
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Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Is the institution a member of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network?:
Is the institution a member of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative?:
Is the institution a member of Practice Greenhealth?:
A brief description of the hospital’s sustainability initiatives:
The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has a Green Healthcare Committee (Green Team) that meets regularly to discuss how to implement sustainability practices in the hospital. The Committee works to implement recycling and sustainability programs in the hospital, such as the TerraCycle program which is a pen recycling program. The most utilized sustainability program is the toner-bin recycling program where toner bins are picked up for recycling for free. The Personal Electronics Recycling program and CUB Energy Savers are also initiatives of the hospital, in employees can recycle their electronic devices and are provided home energy savings opportunities. The hospital also partners with Food Services to sell reusable beverage mugs and cups with discounts in the cafeteria.
The hospital also practices sustainability through a variety of events. In April of 2014, the hospital held is 5th Annual Green Fair. The Green Fair offers opportunities for the University of Illinois Health employees to learn about and practice sustainability at work and home. The University Hospital also celebrated Earth Month by hosting a "Wear Green to Work Day". The Green Team continuously works to offer sustainability initiatives and are looking to implement battery recycling in the future.
The website URL where information about the hospital’s sustainability initiatives is available:
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