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Enterprise-wide Sustainability Committee

Think Green, Live Green, Work Green!!

The mission is to develop, promote and implement a responsible sustainability program incorporating appropriate environmental stewardship and practices to meet the needs of Georgia Regents University, Georgia Regents Medical Center and our community.

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GRMC is now Energy Star Certified

GHSMC have received the EPA Energy Star designation for 2012. This is an incredible accomplishment considering the age of the facilities and the way in which the hospital systems have to be operated to maintain a patient centric environment. In 2011, only 49 acute care hospitals across the country achieved this designation, of which there were only 15 east of Mississippi, only 8 south of Mason Dixon Line, and none in GA. The majority of these hospitals only received the designation for a single or small subset of buildings on their respective campuses, there were NO Academic Medical Centers on the list. Achieving this designation is the result of a tireless commitment to efficient systems operations and energy management.

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In the News

Adopt-A-Spot Event
Join us to beautify our University with an Adopt-A-Spot beautification partnership. The next event is scheduled for May 3. Contact Scott Davis at 706.721.3661 for further details.

American Mathematical Society(AMS)This year AMS announced the theme of the month April as 'the mathematics of sustainability'. Maintaining Green is one of the important factors within sustainability science.

Arni Rao, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at GRU, will present a talk titled "Need for Global Models in Measuring Sustainability" in the Department Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Pavilion 2) at 10 am on 19 April 2013, which is the day GRU is celebrating Earth Day. The talk is a technical one involving mathematical models, but gives current status of sustainability.

 

Making a Difference: Recycling Goes Executive

Making a Difference: Recycling Goes Executive: Priscilla Lightfoot spearheaded the recycling expansion in the GRU executive administration offices. Her colleagues were right there to lend a helping hand and support this local “grass roots” recycling initiative. More

Rethink Recycling: Did you know that not only can you recycle writing instruments at GRU, you can also recycle aluminum, eye glasses, plastics, and printer cartridges? Check out the recycling map to find drop off locations.

LEEDing Sustainability: Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine is LEED certified. In other words, it was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. More

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