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Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill Southern California Reduce Carbon Footprint

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PASADENA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Celebrating a five-year Earth Day partnership, Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill have joined forces to commemorate Earth Day with e-waste collection sites at designated Kaiser Permanente facilities. img border='0' title='Add to

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									Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill Southern
California Reduce Carbon Footprint
April 14, 2011 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

PASADENA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Carrying everything from outdated cell phones to unwanted
computers, Kaiser Permanente employees are heading to work determined to reduce their carbon footprint. And
Goodwill Southern California will be standing by with 24-foot trucks to properly recycle or dispose of the electronic
waste, keeping it out of our landfills.

Celebrating a five-year Earth Day partnership, Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill have joined forces once again to
commemorate Earth Day with e-waste collection sites at designated Kaiser Permanente Southern California facilities
from Bakersfield to San Diego.

"Our e-waste event is one of the highlights of the year for me. It is truly remarkable to see the tons and tons of
electronic waste that our employees, physicians, and members collect at each of our medical centers and regional
offices. We started this event in 2007 as a means to assist the communities we serve in preventing harmful elements
from getting into the local landfills. Through our partnership with Goodwill Industries, we are doing much more than
that, we're providing job opportunities to disabled individuals and helping to meet the broader definition of creating
'healthy communities',” said Richard D. Trogman, regional executive of support services, Kaiser Permanente
Southern California region.

In the last two years, 65-thousand pounds of e-waste including old computers, monitors, printers, cables, video
game consoles, and cell phones have poured into Kaiser Permanente-Goodwill collection sites. That heap of
electronic waste ultimately saved 2,887 cubic feet of landfill space which equals a pile of 41-thousand 2 liter soda
bottles.

“We are thrilled to partner with Kaiser Permanente again this year in support of their commitment to green initiatives.
Through these e-waste events, Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill Southern California are able to care for individuals,
the community, and the earth. And that’s good for everyone,” said Douglas H. Barr, chief executive officer and
president of Goodwill Southern California.

This year, the e-waste campaign has expanded to nine days and 30 Kaiser Permanente Southern California facilities.
The region-wide annual event now also includes donations of clothes, books, shoes, toys, and small household items
at some locations.

Kaiser Permanente’s e-waste collection campaign kicks off in Fontana, Anaheim, Irvine, Moreno Valley Hospital,
and San Diego April 14 - 19. Continuing through April 22, some of the other Kaiser Permanente locations collecting
electronic waste include Bakersfield, Woodland Hills, Panorama City, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, South Bay,
Baldwin Park, Downey, Bellflower, and Riverside.

The Kaiser Permanente Southern California corporate headquarters in Pasadena (393 East Walnut Street, 91188)
will wrap up this year’s e-waste campaign on Earth Day, April 22. Kaiser Permanente employees will be able to
drop off their old electronics between 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Goodwill representatives will assist with heavy items,
and will provide receipts for all donated e-waste goods they accept.

Editor’s Note: For exact times and a Kaiser Permanente media representative in your area contact Sandra
Hernandez-Millett at 626-405-5534.
About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s
leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high quality,
affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently
serve 3.3 million members in Southern California. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and
guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are
empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease
prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is
dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more
information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.

About Goodwill Southern California

GSC operates 66 retail stores, 42 attended donation centers, three campuses, and 27 program sites throughout Los
Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Charity Navigator, an independent
charity evaluator, has awarded GSC its highest four-star ranking for 10 consecutive years largely due to the fact
GSC spends 91 percent of its budget on programs and services that transform lives through the power of work. In
2010, GSC diverted 25.3 million pounds of electronics, paper, and textiles from landfills, served 92,353 individuals,
and placed 7,490 in new jobs. For more information about GSC and its programs, please visit
www.goodwillsocal.org.

Contacts
Kaiser Permanente
Southern California Region
Sandra Hernandez-Millett
Office: 626-405-5534
sandra.d.hernandez-millett@kp.org
or
Goodwill Southern California
Sasha Itzikman
323-539-2095
sitzikman@goodwillsocal.org

								
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