Dynamic Duo: Operation Green & Not Just Tourists

Batman & Robin, Laverne & Shirley, Peanut Butter & Jam, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Peanut Butter & anything, really … these are all dynamic duos. Whether fighting crime, getting into crazy hi-jinx, or tasting truly awesome, these duos are more together than the sum of their parts. Very Gestalt. Sometimes in life, we make just […]

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Operation Green

Operation Green is a student-run initiative that reduces the environmental impact of the healthcare field while increasing global social responsibility. With the support of dedicated UHN staff, medical students from the University of Toronto collect unused medical supplies and donate them to communities in need around the world. In addition to helping the environment and […]

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On Green Procurement and Others …My 12 weeks at UHN’s Energy and Environment dept.

Hi, it’s Evelyn again! It’s my final week here at UHN doing my Practicum placement and my 12-weeks just seemed to pass by like a blur. I thank all my uber-efficient and green teammates for all their help and enlightenment on the green initiatives that UHN is currently doing. I have focused much of my […]

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Guess who’s on the Green Wall of Fame?

You’ve heard of the Oscars, the Grammy’s, the Emmy’s … they may be shiny, but they have nothing on this even bigger honour … the Green Wall of Fame! This is the spot we like to recognize our extra-enthusiastic eco-warriors around UHN. Without further ado, I’m pleased to announce the latest winners…. Congratulations to our […]

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Cooling Tower Winter Operation at Toronto Western Hospital

Last time we talked about chilled water system upgrade at TWH.  The chilled water is pumped to various mechanical rooms to cool air supplied to the hospital, medical equipment such as MRIs and some local refrigeration machines.  Then it comes back to the central chiller plant and is cooled down by the chillers.  The chillers […]

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Care about Climate Change? Join a Green Team

The weight of the world is on some very key shoulders right now. Specifically, in Paris, COP21, the world climate summit that has been filling my twitterfeed, inbox and all available brainspace. Canada is back, as our leaders have happily announced, and has even pledged $2.65 BILLION dollars to climate change funding for developing countries […]

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