VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
Helping to Protect the Environment
Throughout the year VA Loma Linda Healthcare System engages in different sustainability methods to help to protect the environment by recycling and using alternative energy solutions. In 2014 the Medical Center recycled:
- 101 Tons of Cardboard
- 72 Tons of Paper
- 38 Tons of Scrap Metal
- 42 Tons of E-waste
In addition, through the installation of water bottle filling stations, the Medical Center reduced the usage of 45,688 plastic bottles that could have ended up in landfills.
Alternative energy solutions that avoid the use of fossil fuels and that do not deplete natural resources are also used. VA Loma Linda has two main sources of alternative energy that assist in the production of electricity:
- Solar Panels - Located in parking lot and roof of Medical Center
- Fuel Cell
In 2014 both the solar panels and the fuel cell produced enough electricity to power 344 homes. You can learn more about VA's sustainability efforts through its Green Management Program.