Lean and green. That is the vision for UW Health's environmental sustainability efforts and the impact our organization and sites have on the immediate and extended surroundings. Despite our size - more than 12,000 faculty and staff, and 60 facilities - we continue to make sustainability a priority and part of our mission, with the goal of creating and maintaining healthy environments for all who enter our doors.


Within the past year we have refocused, elevated and expanded our sustainability efforts, because it’s the right thing to do. From ramping up recycling to reprocessing single-use devices in the operating room and bringing our compost program full circle, we continue to find ways to reduce, reuse and conserve. The list is long but we are up to the task and driven to make a difference.


Check out highlights from the year in the interactive timeline below. You may also learn more by reading our full 2015 report.