Over the years, the Med Center has improved our environmental footprint and impact through waste reduction programs, reduced energy use, solar panel installation, and the TravelSmart program, just to name a few of the many efforts we have implemented.
One of the most important ways to achieve our sustainability goals is through engagement in sustainable practices. Every other year we conduct an employee survey to measure your awareness of, and participation in, sustainability efforts at the Med Center. This allows us to track our improvement and progress over time.
In December, all UNMC, Nebraska Medicine, & Clarkson College students, faculty, and colleagues were asked to provide feedback in this survey. Thousands of you answered and we are now analyzing those results. The survey was anonymous, but participants also had the option to sign up for prizes by putting their name in a separate form. We feel transparency is important and will share the results with you very soon but we are happy to announce the winners of the $25 Visa gift cards and the reusable utensil sets.
Those who registered to win had their name placed in a spreadsheet, with each name assigned a row. Impartial witnesses used a random number generator which was then matched to the corresponding rows to determine the winners.
While not everyone could win, we appreciate the time that everyone took to provide their opinions and feedback. We look forward to reporting that data and using those suggestions to shape future sustainability initiatives.