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What Have We Done for the Earth Lately?

  • In recognition for its achievement and innovation in healthcare sustainability, Inova received 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards at all five hospitals and the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. These awards recognize health systems, hospital facilities, health sector suppliers and member organizations for their work on waste minimization, green buildings, alternative transportation, sustainable purchasing and more.
  • Reduced energy usage by almost 20% relative to 2012 baseline
  • Eliminated 3.5 million pieces of Styrofoam across the System by switching to eco-friendly serviceware in our cafeterias and paper cups on patient units
  • Eliminated plastic straws in non-patient, retail areas
  • Launched a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program so team members and residents can access local, sustainable foods while also supporting local farmers
  • Pioneered a No Antibiotics Ever program for chicken procurement at our hospitals and sponsored the Buy Fresh, Buy Local program
  • Recycled or diverted more than 3 million pounds of material from local landfills and waste to energy facilities in 2021
  • Distributed more than 1,000 native tree seedlings to team members to help support the expansion of our tree canopy across the region
  • Expanded our green building efforts to new developments at Oakville, Franconia-Springfield and Landmark that will allow us to significantly reduce our environmental impact. Learn more about the Eastern Region expansion