UCSF Sustainability Stories
Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact, August 2013
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A healthier planet means healthier patients.
The four simple steps to certification are outlined below.
If your office or lab recently got certified in the 2012-13 Fiscal Year (FY), your participation will be counted and no action is necessary. If you got certified in 2011-2012 FY, it is time to get recertified to earn points in the competition.
Depending on your area, the LivingGreen team will provide you with recommendations for a range of specific actions that your green group can implement, such as:
- Improving recycling and composting systems
- Eliminating use of bottled water
- Setting printers to print double sided
- Ordering only 50% or better Post Consumer Waste (PCW) office paper
- Reducing waste by recycling batteries, light bulbs and toner cartridges
- Turning off lights and computer monitors at end-of-day
- Using CFL or LED-based light bulbs for task lighting
- Reducing water use
- Utilizing appliance timers on electronic equipment
During the quarter following the preliminary assessment, the LivingGreen team will return to see what improvements have been made. After this review, a score will be given. Based on the score, certifications are awarded at the following levels: 70 points=Bronze, 80 points=Silver, 90 points=Gold.
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