ACTIONS: In Healthcare

Climate change is a public health crisis, yet the healthcare sector contributes 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, with the majority from hospitals. Many healthcare providers now recognize that they are responsible for the environmental effects of healthcare services as well as direct patient care.

If you or a family member is a patient, ask your healthcare provider what they’re doing to reduce climate emissions. Ask to see your provider’s climate action plan.

If you are a medical professional or staff member at a healthcare institution, work from within to ensure you’re moving toward carbon neutrality.