Athens Regional is a green campus.
Not only does Athens Regional recycle just about anything (look for recycling bins while you're here), we're also a Bronze Level Partner in the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia.
As a Bronze Level Partner in the program, we look for ways to operate more efficiently and, at the same time, help protect Georgia's natural resources.
The staff of the Sustainability Division (SD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will work directly with ARMC to help us find ways to cut costs, reduce waste streams, increase energy and water efficiency, and improve our business through environmental excellence.
Athens Regional affirms our commitment to promote healthier communities both locally and globally, and to be an environmental leader in all aspects of our buildings and operations in a manner demonstrably protective of environmental and human health.
Athens Regional recognizes the critical link between human health and the health of the environment and will seek new and innovative ways to improve environmental performance through conservation, purchasing, reduction, re-use and recycling programs, and through partnership with others in the community to safeguard the environment.
Visitors to the hospital will find recycling bins for paper, bottles, cans and glass located throughout the hospital, in the cafeteria and vending areas.
Since the start of the program in 2009, Athens Regional has recycled more than 500 pounds of batteries.
Athens Regional recycled 28 tons of cardboard and about 12 tons of bottles, cans and miscellaneous paper in the last six months of 2010.