Remember your 3 R’s from school? No, not Readin’, Ritin’ and Rithmatic :).
If you’ve been around the blog, you know that Reducin’, Reusin’ and Recyclin’ are listed in order of importance, with much bigger bangs for reduce and reuse. With that, I have a great story to share from our friends at the Radiation Therapy Green Team. Continue reading
First A Contest
In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, which runs from October 17-23 this year, UHN has challenged the SickKids and Sinai Health Systems to an Interhospital Challenge – take the quick quiz before October 30 and help your hospital prove it’s a waste reduction champion.
And Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Blog
Money talks. Sure, we don’t always listen to it, and sometimes even when we do pay attention, we don’t really understand what it’s saying…but undoubtedly, the murmur of money is all around us.
Time to throw down the reusable/recyclable gauntlet … Continue reading
It’s official. The UHN Green Team has surpassed my dreams of waste-free wonder. Ann Masterson and her team at TWH MSNICU have made an amazing video about their blue bin woes (to the tune of “Blue Moon”)
On this wonderful week of Waste Reduction across Ontario, we here at UHN celebrated by challenging our staff, and especially our green team, to share actions and ideas that cut waste down to a teeny-tiny size. They could email us, facebook or tweet, like UHN Volunteer services did below.
We lured staff with nothing more than Continue reading
The Environomics of Garbage
Inflation is defined as a “sustained increase in the general level of prices for goods and services” (thanks investopedia.com). In other words, your money just don’t buy what it used to.
For example, back in the day, I could walk up to the soda counter of my favourite drug store, a dime burning a hole in my pocket, order a double tall extra skinny soypuccino (with two straws if I was with my sweetie, of course) and a couple of free range anchovy filets…and still have enough change to go to the pictures after.
These days, that dime barely covers the Continue reading