Green Team helps LFCHD move toward 2-sided printing
Last year, the health department’s Quality Improvement (QI) Committee introduced the Green Team (Carla Basanta, Lois Davis, Becky Pirkle, Tara Mason, Doraine Bailey and Kevin Hall). This resulted from the responses of the Employee Engagement Survey and focus groups. Many of you commented about recycling, energy efficiency and paper/printing use. Thus, the Green Team was born.
After holding a survey to gauge staff’s awareness (and interest) in environmental issues at LFCHD, the Green Team targeted a few areas identified by staff as a concern.
As a result, the health department has recently changed printers to a double-sided copy/print option as a default setting. MIS has worked with some areas to identify which printers need to remain as single-sided for specific printing needs, but most have made the switch to a greener option. If you have any questions about your printers, be sure to talk to your supervisor.
Thank you to the staff who voiced their interest in reducing the amount of paper used by the entire department. You helped the Green Team implement an environmentally friendly change!
Keep an eye out in Healthy Times for more information about the work from the Green Team!