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NYHQ First Hospital to Meet Mayor Bloomberg’s Challenge to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 30 Percent

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                                      NYHQ First Hospital to Meet Mayor Bloomberg’s Challenge
                                                   to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 30 Percent

                                NYHQ to Showcase Green Initiatives at Earth Day Fair on April 22

WHAT:
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that NYHQ is the first participating hospital to meet his challenge to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over ten years. NYHQ met and exceeded that target in only two years with a reduction of 31 percent to date.

To find out how NYHQ met this goal and more about how the hospital’s green initiatives benefit the community, patients and the bottom line, attend the NYHQ Earth Day Fair.

WHO:
Members of the NYHQ Sustainability Council will discuss the hospital’s waste and energy reduction strategies, recycling program and infrastructure projects. Members of the press will also have the opportunity to visit the hospital’s green roof and see the new electric chiller.

WHEN:
Monday, April 22, 2013
Noon

WHERE:
New York Hospital Queens
Lang Lobby
56-45 Main Street, Flushing, N.Y.

ABOUT NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. To learn more about NYHQ’s green initiatives, visit www.nyhq.org/gogreen.

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