Transportation is the No. 1 contributor of the nation’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As major employers with complex supply chain logistics, hospitals are well positioned to reduce transportation GHGs by influencing employee commutes, transitioning to low- or zero-emission fleet vehicles and optimizing supply chain distribution practices.
- Since March 2020, telehealth encounters grew to over 900,000 and saved patients nearly 62 million miles driven and 2.8 million gallons of gasoline, and reduced appointment-related waste by 30 tons and 21,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
Spin Doctors host Bike to Work Day
On May 20, Team Buckeye’s Spin Doctors hosted Bike to Work Day in front of The James to encourage faculty and staff to reduce carbon emissions while raising funds for Pelotonia. More than 100 participants stopped by the event for free food, beverages and giveaways while supporting Ohio State’s sustainability goals. The event would not have been possible without our campus and community partners.