The Stony Brook Medicine Sustainability Program began in 2009, when University Hospital became first in the nation to pledge to reduce its environmental impact through a “Go Green” Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At that time, we outlined extensive goals and strategies to reduce energy, conserve water, recycle solid waste, and implement environmentally preferable purchasing and green landscaping. Since then, we’ve continued our long-term commitment to sustainability. Today we have an award-winning, robust healthcare sustainability program.