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Careers A Day in the Life SalarySnapshot: Social Services Reduce, reuse and recycle Director The folks at Sarah Neuman Center in Mama- roneck, NY, can thank Al Gore—in part— for the skilled nursing facility’s new sense of environmentalism. After seeing Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” two years ago, Greg Poole-Dayan, the center’s director of nursing, spearheaded a “green” push to make employees more conscious of the resources they use. Their actions have resulted in significant reductions in the consumption of paper, utilities, and gas and diesel for transport vans. Employees’ behavior also has noticeably changed, says Poole-Dayan, also an assistant administrator. Employees now react when documents are not printed on double-sided paper, and hide their bottled water at meetings (pitchers only, please). The focus has been to change the culture so people feel “envi- ronmentally responsible all the time, so that it becomes a part of everybody’s functioning and habits,” he says. One inaugural event last fall called “Leave Your Car At Home Day” Median salaries (all facilities) Source: 2008-2009 AAHSA really got people moving. More than 40 employees opted to carpool, Region SalaRy($) R
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