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Holy Cross Hospital Reinforces Commitment to Green Practices During Earth Week
Start Date
04/24/2013
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Holy Cross Health President and CEO Kevin Sexton spoke during the Earth Day celebration at Holy Cross Hospital. To his left is Claudia Schreiber, Holy Cross Hospital Plant Operations Services Coordinator and a Green Team Chair. View more photos on Flickr.

As an EcoLeadership Award winner for the fifth year in a row from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, Holy Cross Hospital has demonstrated leadership and an outstanding commitment to an environmentally sustainable workplace and the efficient use of resources.

This Earth Week, Holy Cross Hospital reinforced its commitment to green practices through a series of outreach and educational activities for employees that culminated on April 24 with an Earth Day presentation. 

Activities and opportunities included poster and slogan contests; Green “lunch and learn” sessions with employees; exhibits from vendors; recycling information tables; fruit and flower give-aways; and a surprise entertainment flash mob to raise awareness about Earth Day.

Being environmentally conscious is a part of the way Holy Cross Hospital does business. Waste minimization; water conservation; pollution prevention; environmentally-conscious travel practices; and energy efficiency are all investments the hospital has made today that will make a huge difference in the environment tomorrow.

Environmental sustainability is also at the center of the hospital’s two major construction projects — the building of Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and a new Patient Care building on the Holy Cross Hospital campus, which will reach LEED certification standards from the U.S. Green Building Council.

To learn more about green practices at Holy Cross Hospital, contact Green Team Chairs Claudia Schreiber; SchreC@holycrosshealth.org; Ellen Sullivan, SulliE@holycrosshealth.org; or Kyle Jossi, JossiK@holycrosshealth.org.

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