And … the blog has been silent. Apologies!
Something I’ve started working on a bit – greening the hospital I work at in Michigan. The hospital is 100 years old, though the building is newer. Right now it’s a far cry from LEED-certified. For now, I’m going to post a few links here for anyone who’s interested in what it takes to green healthcare, or business [see below].
Also, I’m interested in any grants – federal or state – to aid in making hospitals more environmentally friendly, or grants for urban gardening, green roofs, LEED etc. We are not a non-profit however, as most hospitals are, so it may take some extra looking. Should be contacting the DEQ this week …
Also, please check out Motherhouse. Not sure the best was to put this, but it’s a retirement home for nuns, in Monroe Michigan. They’ve done an absolutely amazing job turning it into a sustainable, healthy, peace-based community.
Other Web Sites:
Live Roof (HorTech) – http://www.liveroof.com/
Michigan Green – http://www.michigangreen.org/index.html
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources – http://www.michigan.gov/dnr
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, Recycling Info – http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3585_4130—,00.html
Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids. The only LEED-certified full service hospital in Michigan – http://www.metrohealth.net/locations/hospital/green-thinking/leed-certification
SE Michigan Directory of Waste Recycling Companies (20 page PDF) – http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-ess-recycling-cwr-semichigan_214702_7.pdf
Green Earth Technologies – http://www.getg.com/index.php