The NYHQ Sustainability Council Presents the Annual Earth Day Fair
April 22, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lang Lobby / Auditorium
NYHQ has made a significant commitment towards environmental stewardship. NYHQ is among the leaders of the green healthcare movement, becoming the first hospital in Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC Healthcare challenge to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions. The Earth Day Fair will celebrate many of green initiatives currently in place at NYHQ. Presentations will provide education to both staff and the public on our sustainability activities while encouraging them to be part of the solution here at work. Attendees will also receive tips to take home. Join us as we highlight green practices, a healthier environment, and cost savings.
NYHQ Earth Day Fair 2012
On April 23, 2012, NYHQ held its second annual Earth Day Fair. The event showcased multiple green initiatives throughout our hospital environment. Booths were set up in the Lang Auditorium Lobby with fun facts and information, including updates to our energy program, PlaNYC, infrastructure projects, recycling,and waste reduction strategies. Staff were able to come see what is new and green at NYHQ. Complimentary green ice cream (pistachio flavored) was served to all who attended. Energy saving raffle prizes were available including three energy star rated room air conditioners and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Mets tickets and a Hess truck gift basket were also raffled off.
The event was covered by local media as well. New York 1 filmed an interview with Director of Engineering, Kevin Mannle, that aired later that week. The Korean Channel and QueensLatino.com also covered the event and interviewed staff and presenters. Go to our Green Newsroom page to see links to these and other media stories.
Several of our green partners were on hand as well to showcase new initiatives.
|Kevin Mannle, Director of Engineering, shows Dr Juang the NYHG Green website pages||Jennifer Kearney of Gotham 360 enlists "Change the World" pledge partners.|
Earth Day Fair 2011
New York Hospital Queens held its first ever Earth Day Fair on April 27, 2011. Many departments showcased current green initiatives and new green practices soon to be unveiled at NYHQ. The launching of our website's NHYQ Goes Green section along with our new recycling initiatives were some of the event highlights.
Attendees were able to participate in raffles for energy saving prizes and free green ice cream was served as well. The spoons for the ice cream were made from biodegradable corn starch.
The Earth Day Fair was featured in Environment & Energy Publishing, a leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Read the full article here.
To learn more about E&E Publishing, click below.
Each year, as summer kicks off, NYHQ hosts a free BBQ for all employees across all shifts. The event features traditional BBQ fare, with giveaways, music, and this year, a "green" table where employees could sign up for the EPA's Battle of the Buildings competition. This year's BBQ was held on June 16, 2011. Over 3,000 employees attended the lunch session alone.
Learn more about the complete competition, click below.