BURLINGTON — Vermont’s largest hospital has won national recognition for the fifth year in a row for good environmental practices.
Practice Greenhealth has admitted Burlington-based Fletcher Allen Health Care to its Environmental Leadership Circle, its highest award. The award is given to institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of their operations.
Among the hospital’s green practices: using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, extensive recycling and composting. Between 2007 and 2012, Fletcher Allen increased its annual recycling by more than 60 percent to 1,132 tons.
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