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  1. Green Committee University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Towards global leadership in environmental sustainability medicine.green utoronto.ca @

  2. Green Committee - Our Goals: • Promote excellencein environmentally-sustainable practices throughout the Faculty. • Provide resourceson environmentally-sustainable practices to the Faculty. • Facilitate implementationof environmentally–sustainable practices throughout the Faculty. • Establish the Faculty of Medicine as a leader in environmentally–sustainable practices locally, nationally and internationally.

  3. Towards improving the Faculty Where We Stand: The rest of campus (TROC) Us

  4. Towards improving the Faculty

  5. Towards improving the Faculty St. George Campus TotalMedical Science Building (12-15% of total)CO2 emissions (Tonnes/year)

  6. "The 4 Rs" Goal: Minimize our negative environmental impact Strategy: Reduce our energy use and decrease our waste output Implementation Approaches: • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle • Rethink!

  7. REDUCE Conserve electricity: • Turn the lights OFF when not in use • Turn equipment OFF when not in use • Turn computers OFF when not in use

  8. REDUCE Conserve electricity:

  9. = REDUCE Waste less: • CUPS - Obtain a reusable coffee mug and water bottle • PAPER - Invest in a double-sided-page printer for your lab and have this as the default setting on your printer

  10. REUSE Beforepurchasing new lab equipment: • Utilize “Swap-shop” <www.fs.utoronto.ca/property/recycle/swap.htm> 416-946-5711 • Utilize equipment repair service in MedStores <http://teachinglabs.med.utoronto.ca/repair/> 416-946-7197

  11. 6 2 1 RECYCLE • Recycling facilities are available for: • Paper • Glass/plastic bottles • Cafeteria disposables • Printer cartridges • Batteries

  12. 3 4 5 7 RECYCLE • Recycling facilities are also available for: • Plastics • Styrofoam • Electronics

  13. RECYCLE Questions about recycling? Contact: UofT Waste Management <www.fs.utoronto.ca/property/recycle.htm>

  14. RETHINK • Do you REALLY need it NOW? If not, request that multiple-piece purchases be shipped together: • Directly on your PO • Directly via the company • Via UShop (www.procurement.utoronto.ca/) • Via purchasing from ‘green companies’ • Double-side your photocopying • Install motion sensors on lighting in equipment rooms • Always consider how else you can lower your environmental footprint in your workplace (as well as in your ‘other’ life)…

  15. Towards a Bike-Friendly Faculty • BIKE REPAIRS: Get free bicycle maintenance and repair services at: <www.sustainability.utoronto.ca:81/projects/bikechain> 416-978-6849 • BICYCLE PARKING: The Green Committee is working towards obtaining a card-key access bicycle parking facility. Stay tuned for details! • If you cannot bike, consider the TTC or car-pooling <www.carpool.ca> or <www.pickuppal.com> as your FIRST choice

  16. Questions? Comments? Email us at: medicine.green utoronto.ca @ Thank you!