by Kai Abelkis, BCH Sustainability Coordinator
In celebration of Earth Day 2018 on April 22, Boulder Community Health
is taking two additional steps toward our goal of zero-waste and a healthier
1) a discount for those who use their own coffee mugs, and
2) converting to compostable cutlery in the cafeteria!
As a health care organization, BCH strives to be a shining example that
implementing sustainable measures is possible with the support of employees
pitching in where we can.
BCH provides an annual local Food Truck lunch, EcoPasses, donates medical
supplies & equipment to Project C.U.R.E., reuses and donates furniture,
and composts food and yard waste.
We recycle bottles & cans, cardboard, batteries, and toner cartridges.
And the crown of our achievements is building the very first L.E.E.D.
certified hospital and installing solar panels.
We also harvest our own vegetables in the summer on a rooftop garden at
our Foothills Medical Campus.
Thanks to input from our staff, we will take additional steps on our journey
toward zero-waste by incentivizing people to use their own coffee mugs
and converting to compostable cutlery in the cafeteria.
Effective Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day 2018):
• For all those java drinkers, you will receive a .25 cent discount
if you fill up your personal coffee mug.
• Just like the compostable to-go containers, there will be a .05
cent charge for each disposable compostable utensil. (Metal, reusable
ones are still free!) These new disposable utensils may be placed in our
compost bins to be processed into healthy and rich compost by A1 Organics.
This is a remarkable commitment by our Aramark partner in Food and Nutrition
and another small step we can take toward a healthier community. Thank
you again for your continued support and commitment to sustainability.
Happy Earth Day!