The Everett Clinic demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable environment by adopting behaviors that encourage stewardship of natural resources. The Clinic has been recognized for its efforts with a Seattle Business Magazine Green Award which honors companies at the forefront of making Washington State a greener place to live and work. It has also been recognized with a Governor’s Commute Smart Award for leadership in helping solve regional transportation challenges.
Going Green at The Everett Clinic
The mission of The Everett Clinic’s Green Committee is to incorporate a green philosophy into the Clinic's corporate culture by focusing on prevention and sustainability.
In 2013, the committee will focus on these key areas:
Decrease waste: Continue to decrease waste by reducing use of phonebooks, unsolicited mail, plastic cutlery, bottled water and through supply chain initiatives such as deliveries in reusable totes and addressing excessive packaging materials.
Decrease demand on oil: Increase use of company hybrid vehicles, offer commute trip reduction program to staff, work with suppliers to optimize deliveries and explore virtual meeting options for offsite managers and staff.
Increase and support commute alternatives: Increase our commute alternatives through education, promotion and support of the ORCA transit program.
Decrease power usage: Decrease power usage by use of automated computer shut down, and performing energy management analysis to develop a strategic plan.
Increase recycling programs: Increase recycling programs to include batteries, carpeting, and building materials as well exploring other opportunities.
Sustain improvements: Sustain improvements by continuing to monitor and report performance.
Increase staff awareness: Continue to increase staff awareness of Green Initiatives by having Green representatives at the department level.