Being Green

Sustainability and green initiatives have changed the way we look at every project. As we work to conserve resources, recycle materials and reduce waste, everything we do incorporates green thinking.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire received the 2016 Emerald Award by Practice Greenhealth. Practice Greenhealth is a national organization that promotes environmentally responsible practices among health care organizations through education and information sharing among members. Award recipients have reduced use of materials containing mercury and other hazardous chemicals, as well as improved recycling rates and other sustainability practices. It takes every employee being mindful every day about how our actions affect our environment. This award is a reflection of that dedication.

Green facts:

  • In 2015, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire saved enough water to fill 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • Twenty-five percent of energy used comes from renewable (carbon-free) resources.
  • Through our reusable sharps container program, we divert over five tons of plastic from landfill and 6,400 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year,
  • Our 11,000 square feet of vegetative roofing filters and cools rainwater before it drains into storm sewers.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire among first to receive Green Business designation.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is one of several local businesses to receive the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Green Business designation.

Businesses submitted applications and were selected for recognition based on their efforts in recycling, waste prevention, energy and water conservation, as well as environmentally sustainable practices in purchasing, transportation and environmental advocacy among employees.

“We’re committed to being a good neighbor to our community and our environment,” says Gordy Howie, director of Maintenance-Facilities Services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

Check these pages for more specific information about some of our efforts:
Conserve resources
Recycle material
Reduce waste

Fast Facts about the Eau Claire Going Green initiative

  • Supply Chain Operations recycled 15 tons of wood pallets in 2015.
  • Food & Nutrition Services diverted 59,332 pounds of waste from the landfill by sorting the garbage and compost.

View a brochure on what Going Green means to us.

Green Links

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