• Green Team

  • Littleton Green Team

    At Littleton Adventist Hospital, we will continue to practice quality in the treatment we provide our patients while working to create a sustainable future for our community. The Littleton Adventist Hospital Green Team, developed in 2008, works to strengthen the hospital's foundation by creating an environmentally responsible culture that educates and inspires our associates, physicians and local community. Our culture of caring for the health of our environment and our efforts to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations align with our mission and the expectations of our patients and community. As we continue to move upstream, we will promote environmental awareness and develop innovative opportunities for engagement that uphold sustainable efforts.

    Littleton Adventist Hospital is the proud recipient of Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award two years in a row (2014 and 2015) and one of the Becker’s 50 Greenest Hospitals in the US in 2015. We are the only hospital in Colorado to have received this level of recognition. These national awards recognize our hospital as one of the leaders in healthcare environmental sustainability. Littleton Adventist Hospital is also a member of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program at the Silver level. In addition, ColoradoBiz listed Littleton Adventist Hospital among the 50 Colorado Green Businesses in 2014.

    Littleton Adventist Hospital has implemented several sustainable initiatives to-date, including:

    • 36 % waste diversion (over 1,000 tons annually) through recycling, composting, reprocessing, reusing, repurposing and donations, preventing 2,800 Metric Tons of CO2e from entering the earth’s atmosphere  
    • Multiple energy reduction initiatives earning our hospital Energy Star Awards from EPA four years in a row 
    • 46% Biohazard waste reduction since 2006 
    • Diverting toxins from the environment through our comprehensive pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste, mercury minimization, and green cleaning programs. 
    • Successful linen use reduction through ongoing staff education, conserving electricity, natural gas, chemicals and plastic waste

    The future:

    At Littleton Adventist Hospital we will continue to develop and enhance our environmental sustainability programs by implementing a comprehensive water use reduction program this spring, in collaboration with Denver Water, and exploring renewable energy opportunities on our campus.

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