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Inova's Environmental Purpose

Inova  is committed to establishing an environmental program that contributes to a safer and healthier environment for our patients, employees and community.

Our Environmental Focus

Inova has identified several key areas of focus to help pursue the strategic and operational goals of our environmental initiatives. Inova's history of environmental leadership

Connecting Human and Environmental Health

The health of our environment and the health of the people in it are closely connected. Learn more about how waste, pollution and chemicals can be harmful to your health, and to learn more about the healthcare industry's specific impacts. Inova's Environmental Impacts Report 

What Have We Done for the Earth Lately?

  • Started a "drinking straw free" initiative
  • Pioneered a No Antibiotics Ever program for chicken consumption at our hospitals
  • Sponsored the Buy Fresh, Buy Local program
  • Held annual environmental educational fairs
  • Gave out 3,000 native tree seedlings
  • Planted new trees on all Inova campuses
  • Our younger patients helped plant the "Garden of Hope" to provide therapeutic activity for patients and encourage discussions on healthy eating
  • Adopted a purchasing policy promoting environmentally preferable products
  • Instituted the use of Green Seal cleaning products
  • Developed a "green" construction policy
  • Held environmental educational events for employees
  • Started employee "Green Teams" at each hospital

Talk to Us

We want to hear what you think! Please email gogreen@inova.org with any questions, comments, ideas or feedback about Inova's sustainability program.