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What is Green Team?
Green team is a group of medical education employees in the UCSF School of Medicine working to promote department policies and activities aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our office spaces and work habits. This committee has representation across all medical education sites and provides support and education about ways we can reduce waste, recycle, save energy, and protect the environment.
There are 2 levels of participation, Green team or Green team ambassadors. Green team will work on the following:
- Recommend Medical Education green standards to be reviewed and endorsed by the Medical Education leadership
- Provide ongoing education, evaluation and support on green standards to all of Medical Education
- Celebrate and promote successes in “greening” our units
- Maintain a library of resources and articles on promoting green behavior
- Serve as champions (green ambassadors) within our units and on campus green initiatives
- Research answers to relevant questions from Medical Education staff and disseminate answers
Green Team Ambassadors will work with the core team to promote greening initiatives within their units and office space. Ambassadors will be contacted by the core team, but do not need to attend meetings. The Core Team meets monthly at Parnassus.
If anyone is interested in joining Green Team-core or ambassador- please contact any of the members: Kristen Fitzhenry (UME), Sylvia DeCourcey (Educational Evaluations), Patty Ramirez (CLU), or Jewel Smally (Kanbar)