Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
At Rochester Regional Health, we understand that the health of our community, environment, and finances are all intertwined. We’re managing all of our resources to reduce our overall environmental footprint and lead sustainability efforts in the Northeast. Hospitals can use more than double the amount of energy as commercial buildings and on average generate more than thirty-three pounds of waste per patient per day — we’re making Rochester Regional Health the exception.
Our Sustainability Department is dedicated to helping improve the healthcare experience, ensure a healthy environment, and lower healthcare costs. We’re reducing waste, eliminating toxins, and creating a more sustainable community now and for the future.
Since 2015, our sustainability efforts resulted in:
The Built Environment
Creating a healthier, more pleasant environment for patients and employees
Waste Reduction & Diversion
Improving our management of natural resources and diverting resources from landfills by reusing and recycling whenever possible
Food Sourcing and Waste
Supporting our local Rochester farmers and reducing food waste
Purchasing products that reduce our energy consumption, use safer chemicals, and come from companies that promote social and environmental responsibility
Energy Systems & Conservation
Improving energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy use
Community Outreach & Education
Providing a range of hands-on experiences and career development opportunities for students from local high schools and universities
Sustainability is a global problem with everyday solutions.
Please help Rochester Regional to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
- Switch off lights in empty rooms.
- Report leaky windows, doors, faucets, or fixtures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If responsible for equipment, consider energy-saving or lower water use models.
- Turn computers off or change to “Sleep” mode when not in use.
- If you normally use three paper towel or napkins, try two. If two, try one.
- Think before you print or copy. Really necessary? If so, recycle when you no longer need it.
- Change default printer settings to double-sided.
- Use reusable water bottles or coffee mugs whenever possible.
- Take the stairs – saves energy and burns calories.
- Have other ideas? Please contact email@example.com.
Our patients and staff, from today and tomorrow, thank you.