Something Good to Vote For?

The seriously excellent greening going on at Toronto Rehab Institute (TRI for short) caught the eye of the Ontario Hospital Association so they nominated University Health Network – TRI for Green Hospital of the Year! Merit got us the nomination but votes will pick the winner so we need your help to make it happen. Since the voting page is, um, not completely intuitive, I’ve attached a handy guide.

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Click here to vote now!


There are so many reasons why, many of which are in the description page that I sweated over but now ask you to scroll on past. Reason being, if you go there and click the green vote button, it seems like you voted but you haven’t…it just brings you back to the right page. You still need to scroll down for the voting section as pictured above.

Lucky for you, we can tell you some reasons why right here in this blog…

But it might be more fun to show you…

Earth Week at UHN-TRI

Earth Week pledges at UHN-TRI: Over 60 TRI staff joined the UHN’s Green Team to help green their departments through their actions every day.

departments go paperless, saving trees…

Kelly Campbell saves 18,000 sheets of paper by moving volunteer packages online

Kelly Campbell saves 18,000 sheets of paper by moving 40-page volunteer packages online

Steve & Ramon complete work orders by tablet, conserving paper an trees with each facilities maintenance job.

Steve & Ramon complete work orders by tablet, conserving paper, toner and trees with each facilities maintenance job.

while we’re talking about trees, there are some gardens to celebrate…

Deb (pictured) and Willie, Danielle and Amy, the garden maven team spearheaded the rooftop garden on 5 South Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, thriving in its 2nd year

Deb (pictured), Willie, Danielle & Amy, the garden maven team spearheaded the rooftop urban food garden. Patients thrive by gardening as a rehab activity.

Energy & Environment joins forces with Facilities to spot energy saving opportunities. A shout out to Stewart Dankner for amazing eco-friendly leadership…

Bickle Facilities group with our Mike Kurz and their Director, Stewart Dankner, sleuth around every nook and cranny looking for energy savings, then take a break to do some Green Mythbusting with the green team

Igor Vasiliu, Mike Kurz, John Vass, Dalver Singh & Stewart Dankner examine each nook & cranny for energy savings, then Green Mythbusting with the green team.

speaking of energy, the coveted Golden Light Switch winners Hi5-for-5…

Rumsey Neuro team wins Golden Light Switch conservation award. Led by Energy Experts Raghad Zaiyouna Lesley Ruttan, and Cara Kircher.

Rumsey Neuro team wins Golden Light Switch conservation award. Led by Energy Experts Raghad Zaiyouna, Lesley Ruttan & Cara Kircher.

and some seriously sustainable transportation with bike sessions, bike racks, carpooling and TTC VIP…

Staff learn the ABC checklist for biking maintenance. Lots of new bike racks were installed to further encourage clean-air 2 wheeled commutes

Staff biking maintenance session through SmartCommute. TRI installed lots of new bike racks to further encourage clean-air commutes.

If any of this inspires you to give UHN-TRI a pat on the back, one more time with feeling…

  1. Please visit OHA’s Voting Page by October 1 (or now is even better) 🙂
  2. Don’t click on the first description of UHN – scroll past it to the voting section
  3. If you want to, no pressure, select the 3rd button down for University Health Network: Toronto Rehab Institute. Input your email address and organization where noted, then click the blue VOTE button. You should get a “Thank You for Voting Confirmation”
  4. Nudge your friends & colleagues (frolleagues) to do the same

Thanks everyone and may the greenest hospital win!

 

Click here to vote now!

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