Join CHA and ministry colleagues for an Earth Day webinar exploring the 2023 national theme "Invest in Our Planet." As health care providers and members of the Catholic health ministry, we understand that the communities we serve cannot thrive on a planet that is in the throes of an ecological crisis. In September 2021, over 200 medical journals issued a joint statement calling for urgent action on global warming and the loss of biodiversity, citing these two issues at the greatest threat to global health. Given the size and reach of the U.S. health care sector, investments made by health care organizations to increase the sustainability, resiliency and fairness of its operations can have significant impacts on the environment.
This webinar will discuss the types of investments health care organizations are making to increase the sustainability of their operations and business practices as well as the importance of using the concepts of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care of our common home, to guide and inform these investments. The webinar will highlight sustainable food programs as one example of an investment health care organizations can make that can have a significant environmental, economic and social impact.