Environmental Stewardship

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

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center recognized for commitment to sustainability, energy reduction

    Providence Alaska Medical Center recognized for commitment to sustainability, energy reduction

    Practice Greenhealth has recognized Providence Alaska Medical Center with the Greenhealth Emerald Award and Greening the Operating Room Award.

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  • Curbing carbon emissions with efficient and renewable energy

    Curbing carbon emissions with efficient and renewable energy

    Hospitals use a lot of energy. Providence is finding ways to cut that use with efficient, renewable alternatives that enhance patient care and comfort.

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  • Building climate resilient health care and communities

    Building climate resilient health care and communities

    Being climate resilient means preparing, responding to and recovering from the health impacts of climate change. Learn how Providence is building climate resilience in the communities we serve.

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  • Sustainable plates: How Providence is curbing food waste

    Sustainable plates: How Providence is curbing food waste

    From low-waste recipes to new ways to use old ingredients, Providence is cutting back on the food waste it’s sending to the landfill.

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  • Streamlining supplies: How Providence is avoiding waste in health care

    Streamlining supplies: How Providence is avoiding waste in health care

    Health care doesn’t have to be wasteful. Learn how a new system at Providence is cutting back on unnecessary operating room supplies.

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  • Environmental Stewardship at Providence: 2023 Year in Review

    Environmental Stewardship at Providence: 2023 Year in Review

    We’re constantly working to lower our carbon footprint throughout Providence. Learn what we achieved in 2023 – and where we’re heading in 2024.

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  • 6 Tips for a more sustainable holiday season

    6 Tips for a more sustainable holiday season

    The holidays are a time of more food, gifts and celebration. Learn how to make them more sustainable this year with tips from Providence.

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  • Partnering for good: How collaboration can reduce emissions

    Partnering for good: How collaboration can reduce emissions

    Learn how partnerships are a critical part of reducing the estimated 8.5% of national greenhouse gas emissions coming from the health care sector.

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  • Providence Alaska recognized for exemplary environmental stewardship

    Providence Alaska recognized for exemplary environmental stewardship

    Practice Greenhealth has recognized Providence Alaska Medical Center and Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for exemplary environmental stewardship.

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  • Caring for Creation: How Providence's Commitment to the Environment is Rooted in Our Mission

    Caring for Creation: How Providence's Commitment to the Environment is Rooted in Our Mission

    Learn how the work Providence is doing to support the environment is deeply connected to our Mission, the Catholic faith and Catholic health care.

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  • Charging forward: How Providence is working to curb transportation emissions

    Charging forward: How Providence is working to curb transportation emissions

    From electric vehicles to alternative commuting, learn about the efforts Providence is taking to lower emissions from transportation.

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  • A new way to count calories: How Providence is cutting back on food waste

    A new way to count calories: How Providence is cutting back on food waste

    Learn how leaders at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana are supporting the planet by reducing food waste throughout the hospital.

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  • Providence St. Joseph Hospital recognized for excellence in environmental stewardship

    Providence St. Joseph Hospital recognized for excellence in environmental stewardship

    Hospital awarded with Practice Greenhealth's Partner for Change award for the its commitment to environmental excellence.

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  • 29 Providence hospitals earn Greenhealth recognition

    29 Providence hospitals earn Greenhealth recognition

    29 Providence hospitals earn Greenhealth recognition

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  • Supporting our planet with clinical environmental stewardship

    Supporting our planet with clinical environmental stewardship

    How we practice health care in our clinics is a big part of how we support our planet. Learn how we care for our communities with the Earth in mind.

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  • Providence names first medical director for environmental stewardship

    Providence names first medical director for environmental stewardship

    Providence announced that Brian Chesebro, M.D., is joining its national advocacy and social responsibility division as the first medical director of environmental stewardship.

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  • Volunteer for Earth Day 2023

    Volunteer for Earth Day 2023

    We all have a part to play in protecting our planet. Learn how the Providence community is planning to volunteer to help the cause this Earth Day.

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  • How we’re improving our environmental resiliency at Providence

    How we’re improving our environmental resiliency at Providence

    Climate resiliency impacts how we deliver care to patients, what we bring to our communities and how we operationalize our work.

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  • How we’re improving our chemical and anesthetic use

    How we’re improving our chemical and anesthetic use

    At Providence, we’re working to protect our environment. Chemical management – including anesthetics – is an important part of that effort. Learn how.

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  • How we’re improving our energy use

    How we’re improving our energy use

    At Providence, we’re working to lower our carbon footprint, and our energy use is an important part of that effort. Learn how.

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