Posted by: harrisandyou | September 22, 2014

Stewards of Sustainability

Reading articles online and offline, I find the good and bad that is happening to our air, land and water. I prefer to read about the good and promote the positive actions that people and companies are doing. For example, I read an article yesterday that was about a hospital in my area that is committed to sustainability.

The hospital offers healthier food in their cafeteria, raises money for local charities and decreases their energy consumption “in an effort to sustain our world for future generations.”  The cafe’ has bins for recycling, composting and waste.  They have reduced their waste consumption by using biodegradable or recyclable materials.  By doing this they are reducing their carbon footprint.  They have reduced the amount of discards that are going to the landfills and incinerators.

They are creating a healthier environment inside the hospital for patients, visitors and employees which also creates a healthier environment on the outside.  Hopefully their way of running a hospital will be contagious (hospital humor) and other hospitals will follow suit.

What articles have you read that promotes a healthier way of life?  Are they taking action steps to be sustainable in your community?





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