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2015 Earth Week

04/10/2015

­The Uniontown Hospital Green Team is excited to announce their sixth annual Earth Week celebration event. This year’s festivities, which encourage the community to take action to better their environment, will be held April 20 through the 22 at the hospital.

Uniontown Hospital will again partner with Shred-It, the hospital’s document shredding company, to provide free shredding services to securely destroy paper documents for our community. Local residents are invited to participate by bringing old or unwanted documents to the hospital to safely dispose of forms, documents, receipts or any other files they no longer need that are of a confidential nature. Additionally, the service will include the destruction of unwanted hard drives and digital storage devices. Shredding will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22. The Shred-It truck will be located by the Emergency Department parking lot near the main entrance of the hospital.

“This annual event really represents the heart of the hospital,” Community Relations Coordinator Josh Krysak said. “Under the Green Team’s direction, being a good steward to the community and to the hospital has become an integrated part of the healthy difference we make for our patients and for ourselves.”

The Green Team is also sponsoring an in-house toiletry drive as part of Earth Week events. 

All items collected from hospital staff will then be donated to The City Mission-Living Stones, Inc., which serves the needs of the homeless in the Uniontown community.

“We thank you for all your support and look forward to your participation during the week,” Green Team Chairman Ernest C. Robinson, said. “We hope that in 2015 we can continue to work to protect the environment in our community through these types of initiatives.”

The Green Team was formed at Uniontown Hospital in 2009 and is focused on improving the environmental wellbeing of the hospital and the community through education initiatives and through encouraging behavior and habits that are environmentally friendly.

Through their leadership, the hospital now recycles magazines, books, batteries, glass bottles, aluminum cans, fluorescent lights, printer cartridges, cardboard, Xylene and furniture. 

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