Children's National Medical Center Celebrates Earth Day

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Day-long festivities included activities for staff, patients, and visitors to help reduce the hospital's carbon footprint.

Earth Day at Children's National Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, celebrates Earth Week with activities for employees, patients, and families. The activities coincided with Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.

Staff and children created an exterior garden. Interior hydroculture plants were unveiled – making Children’s National the first hospital in the nation to use decorative greens specifically suited to patient environments.

Children’s National has implemented single stream recycling as well as a pharmaceutical waste program to prevent potential damage to local waterways and landfills.

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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