Maya Reshef Kalogirou, President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment sends a warm Thank You to our CANE-ACIIE members and to all Nurses working hard to care for Canadians everywhere.
She wishes to acknowledge all of the hard work nurses at CANE have done this year to improve the quality of Planetary Health and encourages all nurses to join CANE in continuing our wonderful work together.
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BC’s LNG industry is fuelling catastrophic wildfires, extreme heat, and flooding that threaten our health. Join us in demanding a healthier future for our patients and communities.
Fossil gas infrastructure and fracking have expanded rapidly across BC despite the increasing body of scientific evidence indicating that these activities pose significant risks to public health. As healthcare professionals committed to safeguarding public health, we are issuing a health advisory on LNG and fracking in BC due to the following risks:
We developed this campaign to raise awareness of the climate and health risks of LNG in BC, and the availability of healthier, non-polluting, and sustainable alternatives. Join the Campaign Now!
Our "Fossil Fuel Ads Make Us Sick" campaign launches today, with an open letter to the federal government signed by over 700,000 health professionals who all agree: it’s time to ban fossil fuel advertising.
As a voice for nurses, we have a responsibility to speak up when we think people’s health is in danger. Air pollution from fossil fuels causes between 15,000 and 34,000 premature deaths in Canada each year.
“Fossil fuels affect those who are least able to protect themselves or have a choice in protecting themselves, including those living in poverty and racialized populations who are most likely to live in areas of increased air pollution related to fossil fuels,”
- Jacqueline Avanthay Strus, CANE President
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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. Nurses from around the world are invited to join the Nurses Drawdown movement by taking personal and professional action in five key areas: Energy, Food, Gender equity, Mobility, and Nature-based solutions.