Nurses Climate Challenge in the news

The Nurses Climate Challenge has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including academic journals, news articles, blogs, and podcasts. Take a look at all the places the challenge is showing up. Contact us if you’d like to share news about the Nurses Climate Challenge externally.

A call to action

Nurse Climate Champions are influencing public opinion by writing letters to the editor and op-eds to their local news outlets. Read some recent examples below. If you would like to participate, use this resource to get started.   

Recent headlines

  • Principal investigators of the Climate, Health, and Nursing Tool (CHANT) discuss the first year of findings in this podcast hosted by the Nurses for Healthy Environments podcast. (February 2021)

  • Find out more about the first year’s results from the Climate, Health, and Nursing Tool (CHANT). What does the CHANT have to tell us about nursing awareness, knowledge, motivation, and barriers to action? (January 2021)

  • Nurses are joining the ranks with other health professionals in the mission to “train clinical and public health leaders In climate and health.” The Nurses Climate Challenge makes an appearance in Health Affairs. (December 2020)

  • Nurses Climate Challenge lead Shanda Demorest talks with Dr. Lauren Kosinski about “the planet as our patient” in this Sound Medicine podcast (November 2020).

  • "While we are trying to heal bodies, we are simultaneously destroying the planet." Hear more from Nurse Climate Champion Erin Berquist at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in California in this article by Catholic Health World. (November 2020)

  • The Nurses Climate Challenge School of Nursing Commitment partners with its first international school in Colombia. Read the story (in Spanish) in El Espectador. (October 2020)

  • Nursing unions are addressing climate change in practice too. Find out how you can bring climate and health to the forefront of your nursing union in this publication by the Minnesota Nurses Association. (Fall 2020)

  • Our Nurse Climate Champions know how integrated environmental sustainability and climate change are. Read this article in Health Facilities Management titled “Nurse climate champions lead hospital sustainability changes,” featuring Beth Schenk and Colleen Groll. (March 2020) 

  • Read about Katie Huffling’s experience at the Capitol in Washington D.C. with Fire Drill Fridays as she lifts up nursing and climate action with allies across the country in “Our house is on fire. Join us in the streets,” published in Public Health Nursing (January 2020)

  • Katie Huffling and Cara Cook of Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments lift up the Nurses Climate Challenge and other innovative nursing climate action in this episode of The Nurse Keith Show: “The Intersection of Nursing Practice and Environmental Consciousness”. (December 2019)

  • Nurse leaders reflect on the climate strikes, presence of nursing and climate change in the literature, and the Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health in this Daily Nurse article, “Climate Change: Nurses are On the Move.” (October 2019)

  • Dr. Teddie Potter highlights the Nurses Climate Challenge as a component of Planetary Health in this article for the Minnesota Women’s Press, “Healthy Self, Healthy Planet.” (October 2019)

  • What is the nurse’s role in addressing climate change?” Take a peek at these three tips from an Emory University nurse educator in Atlanta. (June 2019)

  • Academic medical institutions are taking up the challenge. Check out the University of Washington’s post on how to be part of the solution. (May 2019)

  • Barbara Sattler, University of California San Francisco health policy professor, joined NurseTalk to highlight the Nurses Climate Challenge. “It's ambitious and it’s doable,” said Sattler. (May 2019)

  • The challenge goes global: The University of Malta Department of Nursing highlighted the Nurses Climate Challenge as part of International Nurses Day with their own national goal of educating 5,000 health professionals. (May 2019)

  • The American Journal of Nursing, the oldest and most widely read nursing journal in the country, included an article about nursing and climate action featuring the Nurses Climate Challenge. (April 2019)

  • In this Earth Day blog from the Campaign for Action, learn “why should nurses care about climate change.” The answer is simple: “because they see climate’s impact on health every day.” (April 2019)

  • Check out how “nurses utilize ecoAmerica’s research to inform outreach on climate change and health in the Nurses Climate Challenge.” (February 2019)

  • Yale Climate Connections featured the Nurses Climate Challenge in an article that emphasizes “how one nurse can make a difference.” (January 2019)

  • State nursing associations are highlighting climate and health. Read about “Nurses Leading on Climate Change and Health Issues” in Alabama (November 2018), Montana (November 2018), and New Mexico (April 2020). 

  • In this Nurses for Healthy Environments podcast, the Nurses Climate Challenge coordinator describes the launch of the exciting resources which give nurses tools to share important health messages and information about climate change. (June 2018)