Two Times Lucky – Green Health Care Awards for UHN

How many UHNers does it take to change a light bulb?

We’ll return to this previously scheduled cliché joke format in a second, but in the meantime (cue the marching band) I’m honoured to let everyone know that yesterday at the Ontario Hospital Association’s  HealthAchieve  conference and exhibition UHN was announced as the recipient of Green Health Care Awards  in both  the Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation & Protection categories.

UHN Wins 2 @OHA (our team from left) Michael Sheeres, Lisa Vanlint, Rick Pews, Chad Berndt, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein

UHN Wins 2 @OHA (our team from left) Michael Sheeres, Lisa Vanlint, Rick Pews, Chad Berndt, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein

Was it the hundreds of LEDs we’ve installed so far, with plans to install thousands more?  I’m sure that had something to do with it.  Was it the work we’ve done to move to less hazardous products from everything from our floor cleaners to our labs?  That’s a good one too.  Was is the 91 million less litres of water we used between 2011 and 2012  That’s not bad.

Or was it the dozens, nay, hundreds, nay, thousands of UHNers who have made energy, water and sustainability part of their work day?  Now I think we’re on to something!

So how many UHNers does it take to change a light bulb?  Why, just one of course (unless it’s really high up, then Occupational Health and Safety might want someone to hold the ladder).  But how many UHNers does it take to win an energy efficiency award?  Why, all of them…

Congratulations, UHN, congratulations!

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