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Awards given for environmental practices

Posted 3/25/13

PROVIDENCE – The first Rhode Island Environmental Sustainability Awards were presented on March 21 by the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, in partnership with Brown University, the city of Providence, the R.I. Department of Environmental Manager and Health Care without Harm.

The awards were given out at the “Blue Wrap Blue Jean Ball” held at the Roger Williams Park Casino.

Kent Hospital’s “Keeping it Green” team received an award for sustainable operation for their trailblazing work in environmental sustainability. The sustainability awards committee said they were especially impressed by the breadth and range of Kent’s sustainability initiatives – its recycling and waste reduction program, green clean program, environmental landscaping program with little to no fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticide use, as well as the staff garden, and hosting weekly farmers market in the summer.

“This honor reflects the hard work, dedication and commitment this team and the entire hospital places on the importance of recycling, sustainability and overall corporate social responsibility,” said Joseph Dipietro, senior vice president and chief

administrative officer at Kent.

The Miriam Hospital’s “Greenway’s Team” received an honorable mention for their sustainability initiatives in paper and waste reduction, blue wrap recycling, pharmaceutical waste collection program, and good community relations.

Sylvia Weber was honored as an “Environmental Champion in Rhode Island for her dedication and commitment to environmental health. Weber helped to organize the R.I. State Nurses Associations Environmental Affairs Committee. Weber is currently working with legislators on a resolution to encourage state government to suspend hydraulic fracturing until there is transparency on the part of the industry, and health-protection standards are developed.

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