Aurora BayCare commits $107,000 to renew EMBI grant
The Environmental Management and Business Institute at UW-Green Bay has received $107,000 in grant funding from Aurora BayCare Medical Center to continue a multi-year community partnership through 2017. The arrangement, which began in 2010, provides opportunities for EMBI interns to work directly with the healthcare provider to assess and evaluate environmental performance through benchmarking. The students help to identify potential areas for improvement in water reduction, energy efficiency, solid waste management, waste minimization and pollution prevention. Interns work under the direction of an EMBI faculty member and staff from the healthcare provider. To date, eight students have benefited from the real-world experience provided by the grant.