America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting environmental citizenship, encouraging individuals to reduce, reuse and recycle. This past year at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, we recycled over 2.5 million pounds of recycling! We continue to lead the way in terms of sustainability as we were named one of the “50 Greenest Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Greening the OR Circle of Excellence (one of the top 10 greenest ORs across the US) by Practice Greenhealth, two consecutive Practice Greenhealth Emerald Awards, and lastly a Trailblazer for our pilot of bio-decontaminating supplies collected in isolation rooms by MDH2E!
To encourage you to work and live green at Johns Hopkins, we’ll be hosting a ceremony to celebrate America Recycles Day with Mr. Kenneth Grant, Vice President of General Services awarding the newest Certified Green departments and offices. Additionally, guest speakers Laura Armstrong with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Sabrina Harder from U.S. Green Building Council’s Baltimore Office will connect how The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s diverse sustainable initiatives assist in reducing negative environmental impacts locally, nationally and globally.
Join us on Wednesday, November 18, from 10:45a.m. to 1p.m. in Phipps 340. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at the event.
The America Recycles Day event is part of a larger effort by the Sustainability Network, which includes Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins University, to promote sound environmental practices that benefit our patients, staff and the community.