Nurses—Making a Difference in Global Health

GOAL 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Read how nurses around the world are advocating for and helping achieve this goal.

Nurse luminaries light the way to improved environmental health

In 2005, Health Care Without Harm, a global coalition of nearly 500 organizations working to protect health by reducing health-care-generated pollution, launched The Luminary Project (TLP) to spotlight stories about nurses who advocate for safe hospitals, clean communities and children born without toxic chemicals in their bodies. For the past year, I have worked as a nurse consultant on The Luminary Project and have been touched by the stories told on the project’s Web site, many of them about members of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. I would like to highlight the work of just a few of these environmental heroes. Perhaps their stories and the resources available on the site will inspire other nurses to get involved. Read More >>

Additional stories of nurses who are helping to ensure environmental sustainability: