Aspirus Health Joins National Climate Pledge

Aspirus Health is proud to join 60 other health care organizations in joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Sector Pledge, expressing our commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and increasing our climate resilience.

Climate change is the greatest public health threat of the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity to address the social and environmental determinants of health.

Did you know?

  • The health care industry is responsible for 8.5% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, contributing significantly to the climate crisis and to the associated public health impacts.
  • Our patients are experiencing the adverse health effects of a changing climate every day, along with injuries, illness and mental health impacts related to extreme weather events. These climate-fueled weather events can also disrupt health care access, delivery and supply chains.

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Pictured: Aspirus Divine Savior vertical garden planting and harvest.