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Opening Arguments

My life, THEN the planet, OK?

Boy, it's good to know that if I end up in the emergency room with a heart attack or a head wound from a car wreck, I won't be contributing the destruction of the planet:

Indianapolis, IN---Community Hospital South's new emergency department is, first and foremost, there to care for patients experiencing a medical crisis. Though it may not be obvious to those in the midst of an emergency, the ER also is caring for the planet.

The expansion, which opened in August 2007, was designed from the start to be friendly to the environment as well as to the people visiting and working inside. Because of the numerous environmental considerations that were part of its design and construction, the emergency department expansion is in line for Silver certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, coordinated by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Yeah, "first and foremost for patients experiencing a medical crisis" -- I believe that.  Really, I do. Just when you think the green movement has gotten as silly as it can be . . .

Posted in: Hoosier lore


A J Bogle
Fri, 09/28/2007 - 8:58am

I see nothing wrong in using more "green" construction methods - and it actually saves money in the long run - whats the harm?