Sunnybrook: In the News!
Sunnybrook chosen as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013 (Eluta.ca)
"We are so proud to earn this recognition for the fifth year in a row," says Laura Hough, Sunnybrook's Manager of Energy & Sustainability. "I think it really speaks to Sunnybrook's commitment to creating a more environmentally sustainable hospital environment."
Sunnybrook hosts fourth annual Earth Matters Showcase (Globe and Mail)
The Showcase is an annual expo that provides opportunity for hospital staff and the community to peruse exhibits featuring information on ‘green' living and many of the resources and support available to facilitate a ‘greener' approach.
The Most Unlikely Cyclist
Last year, Smart Commute went on a search for Sunnybrook's Most Unlikely Cyclist. We looked for an employee who was willing to try cycling to work or was a recreational rider who wanted to experience the comfort of a city bike.
About Smart Commute
Sunnybrook has partnered with Smart Commute NET in an effort to showcase its environmental commitment and help reduce the pressure on hospital parking. With more than 9,000 employees, plus thousands of visitors, parking at Sunnybrook is at a premium. Working with Smart Commute NET, Sunnybrook has already made progress with its TDM goals:
Join the Sunnybrook Carpool Zone group to share the ride and save money on gas.
Sunnybrook continues to support a growing cycling community, with an active Bicycle User Group in operation at the Bayview and Lawrence site.
A map of on-site cycling infrastructure (routes, bike racks and bike cages) has been developed. The map gives information on obtaining access to bike cages and identifies which cages have waiting lists.
Sunnybrook offers a shuttle service which provides transportation between its three sites including the Sunnybrook campus, The Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre and Women's College Hospital. The shuttle also provides an express service to the TTC Yonge and Lawrence Subway Station as a method of encouraging transit use to and from campus. The express shuttle bus is also environmentally friendly as it has been outfitted as a dual fuel system operating with natural gas as the primary fuel and gasoline as the back-up fuel. Natural gas buses emit 50% less nitrogen oxides (NOx), 90% less sulphur oxides (SOx), and 97% less small particulates than conventional buses making it a cleaner alternative and reducing Sunnybrook's environmental impact.
Sunnybrook's 2010 Bike to Work Day Sunnybrook wins 2009 Smart Commute NET
Employer of the Year Award