Lake County Forest Preserves recibe donación/Lake County Forest Preserves receives $50k gift

Lake County Forest Preserves recibe donación/Lake County Forest Preserves receives $50k gift

Lake County Forest Preserves recibe donación de MEDLINE para nuevo Centro Educativo de Energía Cero

Libertyville, (NED).– Lake County Forest Preserves recibió su primera donación nominal para la construcción de un Centro para la Educación del Medio Ambiente en Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area en Riverwoods.

Medline, una empresa de fabricación y distribución de productos médicos a nivel mundial con sede en Northfield, donó $50,000 para ayudar a financiar la construcción de unas instalaciones de consumo energético cero.

Como parte del compromiso de Medline con las comunidades locales, otorgo esta donación a través de su brazo filantrópico “Medline Cares” que apoya la equidad en la salud, fue otorgada a Preservation Foundation, organización sin fines de lucro de Forest Preserves.

Desde 1972, Ryderson ha sido un centro para la educación y programación del medio ambiente de Forest Preserves que ofrece programas basados en la naturaleza y el medio ambiente para todas las edades. El nuevo centro a construirse producirá suficiente energía renovable para autoabastecerse durante todo el año.  “Para mantener a la gente y al planeta a salvo y saludables, estamos comprometidos en construir un futuro más sustentable”, dijo Francesca Olivier, directora senior de responsabilidad social corporativa de Medline.          “Invertimos enormemente en tecnología verde, ayudamos a conservar los recursos naturales, a reducir los desechos de nuestras propias operaciones y, creemos en el valor de compartir estas mismas soluciones con nuestros socios que con su labor marcan la diferencia en nuestra comunidad a través de la educación medioambiental”.

EL área de acceso al edificio llevará el nombre de Medline. “La industria de la salud tiene la oportunidad de ser parte de la solución al abordar los problemas del medio ambiente compensando emisiones y reduciendo desechos”, continuó Olivier.

“Dicho esto, estamos orgullosos de apoyar a Lake County Forest Preserves para que avance con su misión de construir un mañana más sustentable”.

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Lake County Forest Preserves receives $50k gift from MEDLINE for net-zero energy project

Libertyville, (NED).– The Lake County Forest Preserves received its first naming gift to support a new Environmental Education Facility at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods. Medline, a global healthcare manufacturer and distributor based in Northfield, provided a $50,000 grant to help fund construction of the net-zero energy facility.

The grant, which was funded through Medline CARES, a philanthropic initiative that invests resources to strengthen communities and support health equity, was made to the Preservation Foundation, which is the 501(c)(3) charitable partner of the Forest Preserves.

Ryerson has been a center of the Forest Preserves environmental education and programming since it was acquired in 1972. Programs offered here are all based on nature and the environment and designed for all ages. The new facility is designed to produce enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption.

“To keep people and the planet safe and healthy, we’re committed to building a more sustainable future,” said Francesca Olivier, senior director of corporate social responsibility at Medline. “We invest heavily in green technologies that help conserve natural resources and reduce waste within our own operations and believe in the value of bringing those same solutions to partners that are making a difference in our community through environmental education.”

The Forest Preserves aims to demonstrate that net-zero energy buildings are viable in our region and these technologies can be used on a residential scale.

Medline will receive naming rights to the entrance lobby of the new facility. Its many sustainable features and technologies will be described through a series of interactive interpretive displays, which will start on the outside of the facility and continue into the lobby.       The interpretive plan will educate and inform visitors about the importance of sustainable building technologies as a strategy for mitigating the effects of a changing climate.

“The healthcare industry has an opportunity to be part of the solution in tackling environmental issues through offsetting emissions and reducing waste,” continued Olivier. “That said, we’re proud to help support the Lake County Forest Preserves in taking strides toward its mission in building a more sustainable tomorrow.”

 

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