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EPA Environmental Quality Award

June 11, 2007

On April 26, 2007, the EPA honored Stony Brook University Hospital along with 15 other individuals/organizations for their outstanding efforts to protect the environment in New York. Regional Administrator Alan Steinberg presented the EPA's Environmental Quality Awards at a ceremony in EPA's offices in Manhattan. Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey delivered the keynote address. The Environmental Quality Award is the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA. Stony Brook University Hospital received the award for significantly reducing its use of mercury; increasing its paper, cardboard and wood pallet recycling; establishing a hazardous waste minimization program; promoting sustainability; instituting a storm water protection awareness program and introducing an integrated pest management program. In addition, it was noted at the ceremony that Stony Brook University Hospital was awarded the prestigious "Making Medecine Mercury Free Award" in 2006.

To see the EPA listing of Stony Brook University Hospital among the 2007 recipients, along with a summary of our accomplishments, visit the EPA Website.

To see the Stony Brook University Hospital news release of this story, go to the Stony Brook Medical Center Website.

For more information about what Stony Brook University Hospital did in each of the above areas to achieve the EPA Environmental Quality Award, see the Complete Application.

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