Human and environmental health are inextricably linked. Our changing climate impacts human health, disrupts the supply of food and water, and contributes to hospital admissions and emergency room visits across the country and around the world.
As a significant source of the carbon emissions that scientists say play a key role in our changing climate, the health care sector has a responsibility to take action. Health care emits an estimated 8.5% of all US greenhouse gas emissions1.
As a health care provider, Stanford Medicine is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. That’s why we are increasing the sustainability of our operations, including a reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions.