EARTH WEEK 2011: RESULTS & RECOGNITION
Winner of the Pledge Challenge: The Nebraska Medical Center
By the end of Earth Week, over 1,325 employees completed The Pledge to Save Energy & Resources, generating a 24% overall participation rate! UNMC achieved a 20% participation rate.
On behalf of UNMC, the LiveGreen Committee would like to express their gratitude and recognize the following departments for achieving Conservation Leader status (100% participation) and Conservation Star status (75% - 99% participation) with The Pledge to Save Energy & Resources.
Conservation Leaders (100% departmental participation):
Conservation Stars (75% - 99% departmental participation):
ALTERNATIVE COMMUTE-TO-WORK RECOGNITION
UNMC LiveGreen members would also like to express their gratitude to all of the individuals who participated in the Alternative Commute-to-Work Day and/or who regularly use alternative transportation to get to work. To highlight an example of someone who participated in this event and who regularly uses an alternative method of travel for getting to campus, we would like to share Maggie Jones’ story. Maggie works in the Reimbursement Department for UNMC Physicians and walks every day to work. She has not owned a car in over 12 years! Thank you to Maggie and all of UNMC employees and students who helped celebrate Earth Week by participating in Alternative Commute-to-Work Day.
On Thursday, April 21st, the employees and students of The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC jointly collected over 4,651 pounds of old/obsolete electronic equipment to be safely recycled or remanufactured. As a result of this event, employees and students prevented over 7,560 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere; this is equivalent to saving approximately 1,280 gallons of gas from being consumed. Thank you to everyone who participated in this exciting and successful event!
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