Every unit/department/office at Inova has unique practices and procedures. The needs of a clinical unit will be very different than that of an administrative office. Nonetheless, there is overlap in processes that we can all use as a starting point. We suggest the following to get started:
- Step 1: Sign up for the GoGreen Newsletter - Our monthly sustainability newsletter is how we organize sustainability initiatives. Sign up and stay informed!
- Step 2: Use the Sustainability Checklist (InovaNet Only) - Use our Inova sustainability checklist, which will walk you through the best ways to green your unit. If you can enact these principles, you will be well on your way! Also recommended - host a Sustainability Week (InovaNet Only).
- Step 3: Learn from Practice Greenhealth - Inova is a member of Practice Greenhealth, a healthcare sustainability association. Its website is a wonderful resource to learn more about sustainability in healthcare and to find potential projects. Sign up for an account here. An Inova email address is required. If asked, enter the membership code 167842.
- Want More? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a consult that focuses on what's beyond the checklist. There's a lot you can do in terms of processes and purchasing to decrease your environmental footprint. You can also join a hospital Green Team (more information below).