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A truck carts away compost from Sharp Memorial and Sharp Mary Birch.
Two hospitals within Sharp HealthCare will divert more than 336,000 pounds of food waste from local landfills each year as part of City of San Diego's Food Waste Composting Program.
"We are excited to have Sharp join the growing list of participants in our Food Waste Composting Program. They are the first health care group to join our program and we hope others will follow their lead," said Ken Prue, waste reduction program manager, City of
The composting at
"Our participation in the Food Waste Composting Program represents a small but significant part of Sharp HealthCare's overall effort to decrease our footprint on the environment," said Renee Huslin, Sharp HealthCare's sustainability officer for waste minimization. "We're pleased to be part of this program and to make a positive impact on our community."
"As one of our region's leading employers, it's important that we are on the forefront of green efforts," said Donna Serpico-Thompson, vice president of business development at Sharp HealthCare. "To ensure that happens, we've implemented a campaign called All Ways Green, a green initiative committed to improving the health of the environment and therefore the communities we serve."
Sharp's All Ways Green initiative is focused on energy efficiency, water conservation, waste minimization, green building design, food and nutrition, transportation and researching alternative energy generation methods. In order to lessen their carbon footprint and to become more sustainable,
Some examples of these green implementations include: