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Green is a Very HOT Topic

With a major heat wave upon us and projected temperatures remaining near 100 degrees, we need to cut energy consumption in the short term to prevent interruptions in power, and we need to take a moment to prepare for an unexpected brown-out or black out.

How to Green your Summer BBQ

Summer just kicked into full gear, and many Americans are heading outside to feast on delicious grilled meals with family and friends. We may think that the environmental consequences of a little summer fun can't amount to much. But the 60 million barbecues held the 4th of July alone consume the energy to power 20,00 homes for a year and release thousands of tons of pollutants to the atmosphere. However, a few changes can help you host a more sustainable barbecue. Here's a few tips for greener grilling.

Did You Know

  • Recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours.

Upcoming Events

  • Unpower Hour 2017: Calling All Green Leaders
  • Update: Green Kits are ready for pickup! if you're a Green leader, check your email for more instructions. If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time; read on for more details.
    As is our yearly tradition, we are gearing up to kick off Weill Cornell Medicine's year-long energy savings plan, and need your help to make it happen.
    Join us as a Green Leader and enroll coworkers in your area for both Earth Hour 2017 on Saturday, March 25 and the WCM Unpower Hour 2017 on Thursday, March 30
    Earth Hour is an initiative by WWF to create awareness about climate change and the power of individuals to create a tangible positive impact on the planet. Every year, millions of people around the world take part in this annual symbolic lights out event on a Saturday night, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time. Weill Cornell Medicine is joining this event for the ninth year in a row and will be doing a work-day version of Earth Hour on Thursday, March 30 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM . 
    As a Green Leader, you can help us by signing up colleagues in your area before the events. We'll give you free gifts to hand out and a green shopping bag full of eco-friendly goodies.
    Over 1,000 faculty, students, and staff participated last year- Let's break the record again!