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Looking for Ways to be Greener and Leaner?

Chip Goyette is the sustainability director for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, he provides overall direction and oversight of all sustainability initiatives to ensure that Inova is incorporating these practices into everything we do. It’s Saturday morning, game day and once again I am awoken by the sound of rain. My first thought…

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Inova rolls out “No Antibiotics Ever” chicken initiative

customers in line at a chef's table

What does hospital food have to do with environmental responsibility? By Chip Goyette, Director of Sustainability, Inova Health System We here in the Inova sustainability team were thrilled to recently roll out an exciting initiative: The elimination of antibiotic-fed chicken products in our hospital cafeterias. In May 2018, Inova hospital cafeterias switched over to all…

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Inova Health System to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws

Will reduce use of single-use plastic items, offer straw alternatives for the disabled Falls Church, VA – Today Inova announced it will eliminate plastic straws and reduce single-use plastic items in public areas, such as cafeterias and gift shops in all five hospitals in the system.  Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, is…

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Take the bus, save the Earth, improve your health: Alternative transportation and wellness

Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Raise your hand if you enjoy sitting in Northern Virginia traffic. No one? Me either.…

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For Maximum Nutritional Value, Buy Local Produce

    Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience…

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

  Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. The first Earth Day was held in 1970, and it is widely considered to…

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Tis the Season…to Eat in Season!

  Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. National nutrition month may have come to a close, but that’s no reason to lose…

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Could Warmer Winters Be Damaging Your Health?

Dr. Samantha Ahdoot is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, and a partner with Pediatric Associates of Alexandria.  She serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health and was lead author of their Policy Statement on Climate Change and Children’s Health, published in November…

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Healthy People, Healthy Planet: The Surprising Impact Healthcare Has On Our Environment

Chip Goyette is the sustainability director for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, he provides overall direction and oversight of all sustainability initiatives to ensure that Inova is incorporating these practices into everything we do.   There is no doubt that advancements in modern healthcare have had a profound impact on our quality of life.…

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