IN THE NEWS
At UW Health, we recognize that our surroundings impact our health and well-being. That's why environmental sustainability - living and demonstrating "green" or eco-friendly behaviors - is part of our mission of social responsibility.
We are proud to support and contribute to a greener UW Health and community through energy and water conservation, waste reduction, green transportation, sustainable business practices and outreach.
Learn how you can get involved by taking Green STEPS - large or small - and explore some of the progress already being made at UW Health. Or, Contact us with your suggestions or questions about environmental practices at UW Health.
Our composting program came full circle this year when our landscaper began using the University's compost, which includes UW Health's organic waste, as a soil amendment on UW Health sites.
Energy to Care Award
Because of our significant energy reduction efforts, UW Health was named a 2015 Energy to Care Award Winner and honored at the Annual ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering) Conference in Boston.
Blue Sterile Wrap and Plastic Film Recycling
Through UW Health's new recycling programs, we are able to divert all blue sterile wrap and plastic film from the landfill.