Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor: Reducing our Carbon Footprint

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Catholic Healthcare Association Feast of St. Francis Webinar


missoula; montana; providence environmental stewardship


Published in 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ called on “all men and women of good will” to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and work to change the way we work and live to be in harmony with creation. The Pope’s appeal recognizes the scientific consensus that human activity is causing irreversible harm to the environment and those living in poverty often suffer the harshest consequences, while having the least ability to cope.

Government and health care policymakers are also taking action to mitigate the worst effects of global warming. The Biden Administration has made a commitment to achieving a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 and the National Academy of Medicine has plans to launch an action collaborative on decarbonizing health care this fall. Health care organizations can no longer wait to take action on the climate crisis.

In this webinar Gary Cohen, founder and president of Health Care Without Harm, and representatives from Catholic health systems working to eliminate their carbon emissions will discuss concrete actions health care organizations can take to adopt renewable energy and achieve carbon neutrality.


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Environmental Stewardship