TLC has a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it.  You’re sitting around, minding your own business when, whamo, a little bit of TLC comes your way.

Now, before you think I’m going all country on you (not that there’s anything wrong with going country, y’all), remember that TLC – Care to Conserve is UHN’s integrated energy management program, the one that combines the best of people with the best of technology with the aim of minimizing energy wastage and maximizing energy efficiency.  Google it…it’s out there.

So, back to the TLC.  My meeting near the Toronto General Management offices has just ended, and I’m sitting in the room, feeling a little Urban Cowboy-ish, humming a little Johnny Lee, just catching up on life on the ranch and minding my own business when, whamo, in walks Jen, hand raised, ready to turn off the lights.  I’m shocked (she’s showing such determination, such focus), she’s shocked (what’s he doing sitting alone in this room?) but we laugh and I promise to turn off the lights once I leave.  Turns out Jen has adopted this corner of UHN, making sure the lights are off in the two meeting rooms by her desk, saving UHN hundreds, heck, maybe even thousands (it’s a big room) in electricity costs over the years, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping keep the air clean.

Just one little story of finding TLC in all the right places…