Nurses, the most numerous and most trusted health profession in the world, have the power to significantly impact climate change. Together, nurses around the globe can help to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and create a healthier future for humans and the rest of the planet.
At the heart of Nursing is the understanding that optimal health requires good nutrition, adequate mobility, a healthy environment, and social support. Through commitment to the evidence-based Nurses Drawdown actions, nurses will improve the health of individuals and communities, while also taking steps to heal the planet.
Committing to eat a more plant-based diet, use clean-burning cookstoves, and reduce food waste
Supporting education for girls and access to family planning
Promoting walkable cities, including improving bike infrastructure and mass transit
Supporting a clean energy future by promoting energy efficiency and advocating for a transition to renewable energy
Planting trees and protecting forests