New Employees Hear it First

For over a year New Employee Orientation has included two sessions on sustainability.  During the last year over 250 employees participated in sustainability training as part of their orientation.

New employees learn from Andrew Ryan, Senior Director of Maintenance and Engineering about the ongoing initiatives at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Cardboard and paper recycling increases, LED light installations, and night setbacks in the Weill Greenberg Center are just a few examples.  Many of the Medical College's initiatives will be featured on this site, and progress will be reported via new postings.

They also hear from Kristen Adams, Administrator, Department of Anesthesiology.  During the "Seven Minutes to Save the Planet" presentation, new hires learn from a fellow employee how green teams across the campus are saving energy and reducing waste.  Employee driven change starts one employee at a time.

Ordering recycled supplies, turning off computer monitors when not used, limiting copies and print-outs, and always using double sided copying are a few examples of what every employee can do to reduce the carbon footprint of our work.  Some changes like using a reusable coffee mug save an employee's own money, as well as creating less garbage.

Upcoming events and new ideas are also reported here on the Sustainability Web Site.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out this site, start making some small changes, and contact us to get more involved.

Posted on 11/11/2009 in green team, Reducing | Permalink

Contact Info

The content of this site is managed by the Sustainability Web Publishing Team.  If you have comments or suggestions please contact us via email using the links below.  If you are interested in volunteering to support the team, please contact Kristen directly.

Kristen Adams, Department of Anesthesiology

Dorysel Mora, Department of Neurology