Environmental Sustainability

Content and stories about how Providence is investing to protect the climate

  • Providence's Climate Action Plan

    Providence's Climate Action Plan

    Providence has a strategic climate plan that outlines five areas to address to reach our goal of being carbon negative by 2030. Climate resilience is a key part of the plan.

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  • Providence recognized by Practice Greenhealth for environmental stewardship

    Providence recognized by Practice Greenhealth for environmental stewardship

    Practice Greenhealth awarded 23 of our acute ministries the “Environmental Excellence” award, the most ever for Providence.

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  • Climate change and health: Caring for our patients and the Earth

    Climate change and health: Caring for our patients and the Earth

    Healthcare contributes to a major public health threat – climate change. Learn how your choices can make a difference.

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  • Providence celebrates the sixth anniversary of Laudato Si

    Providence celebrates the sixth anniversary of Laudato Si

    At Providence, we are driven by a faith that we are here to be caretakers of Earth. We believe in the common good and building communities that support environmental stewardship.

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  • Carbon negative by 2030:  Where are we now?

    Carbon negative by 2030: Where are we now?

    A look at the first year of Providence's journey to carbon negativity.

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  • Harmonizing clinical and environmental stewardship

    Harmonizing clinical and environmental stewardship

    Providence leaders share their perspectives on how to better align clinical operations with environmental stewardship efforts. Learn more.

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  • Providence leaders host Ideagen Power Chat on environmental stewardship

    Providence leaders host Ideagen Power Chat on environmental stewardship

    A discussion between executives about Providence’s initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and become carbon negative by 2030.

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  • Environmental Stewardship: 2020 WE ACT year in review

    Environmental Stewardship: 2020 WE ACT year in review

    Review our environmental stewardship accomplishments from the past year on our path to becoming carbon negative by 2030.

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  • Caring for the earth is never done: How to take action in 2021

    Caring for the earth is never done: How to take action in 2021

    Find ways to help Providence become carbon negative by 2030. Learn more.

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  • How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    Learn what causes poor indoor air quality and why it’s especially harmful to health as we age. Find out how to combat pollutants using three easy tips.

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  • Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Transportation

    Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Transportation

    Providence is committed to reducing transportation-related emissions to become carbon negative by 2030. Learn more.

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  • Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Safe Chemicals

    Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Safe Chemicals

    Providence is committed to reducing harmful chemicals in its practices to become carbon negative by 2030. Learn more.

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  • Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Agriculture

    Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Agriculture

    Reducing food waste sent to landfills is a critical component of Providence's plans to be carbon negative by 2030. Learn more.

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  • Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Energy & Water Efficiency

    Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT for Energy & Water Efficiency

    Providence is committed to reducing energy and water consumption to become carbon negative by 2030. Learn more.

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  • Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT to Reduce Waste

    Environmental Stewardship: WE ACT to Reduce Waste

    Providence seeks to reduce waste-related emissions by 20% by 2030. Learn more.

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  • Providence environmental stewardship protects the planet

    Providence environmental stewardship protects the planet

    Learn what Beth Schenk, executive director of environmental stewardship at Providence, says about the goals of consuming less energy and becoming carbon negative.

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  • Quality healthcare shouldn’t damage the planet

    Quality healthcare shouldn’t damage the planet

    Learn how environmental stewardship in healthcare allows Providence to improve the quality of care we provide, protect the planet and live out our Catholic mission.

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  • Providence announces new environmental stewardship leader

    Providence announces new environmental stewardship leader

    Beth Schenk announced as new environmental stewardship lead for Providence

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  • COVID-19: Good news to make you smile

    COVID-19: Good news to make you smile

    With all the heavy challenges so many of us are experiencing due to COVID-19, here's some good news that made us smile this week.

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