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. 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.
Explore CANE’s work in these five key areas in support of this campaign:
Supporting a clean energy future by promoting energy efficiency and advocating for a transition to renewable energy.
Committing to eat a more plant-based sustainable diet, use clean-burning cookstoves, and reduce food waste.
Supporting education for girls and access to family planning for female empowerment, success and autonomy.
Promoting walkable cities, including improving bike infrastructure and mass transit reduces fossil fuel emissions.
Planting and protecting forests which also supports pollinators, provides habitat, filters water, and sequesters carbon.