The University of Maryland Medical Center is making strides to go "green." By integrating "green" practices, the Medical Center has a tremendous opportunity to reduce toxins and waste, lower energy consumption, achieve healthier indoor air and create an overall healthier environment for its patients and staff.
Denise Choiniere, MS, RN, Cardiac Care Unit nurse and sustainability manager for UMMC, is currently heading the Medical Center's efforts to "reduce, reuse, and recycle." Because of her work, Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) has recognized UMMC as the leader in the statewide movement to adopt more environmentally sound practices.
In this five minute video, Denise talks about her efforts to "green" UMMC and provides advice visitors can use to make their own workplaces more environmentally friendly.