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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

  • Aluminum cans can be recycled and back on the store shelves in as few as 60 days.

Upcoming Events

  • Earth Hour 2018- Be a Green Leader!
  • For the tenth year in a row,  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 the WCM Unpower Hour 2018 on Thursday, March 22 Earth Hour 2018 on Saturday, March 24
    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 tenth consecutive year with its work-day version of Earth Hour on Thursday, March 22 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.
    Help us break records in attendance again and raise awareness for a sustainable approach at work, school, and home!