At CommonSpirit Health, our mission guides us in our commitment to improve the health of the people we serve - in mind, body and spirit.
A healthy environment - fresh water to drink, clean air to breathe, fertile soil in which to grow our food - is vital to our health. We must take action today toward environmental sustainability by reducing our footprint on Earth, preserving natural resources and protecting the environment, to leave our common home a better, healthier place.
U.S. hospitals produce more than 5.9 million tons of waste every year. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation, we have a great responsibility to recognize this environmental impact and be leaders of change. Our commitment to the greater good through environmentally responsible practices exemplifies our care and commitment to all we serve.
CommonSpirit 2030 energy goals*
*Based on a 2019 baseline
Did you know that each time you run the faucet while you brush your teeth, you are using about 3 gallons of water per minute? We can be conscious consumers of this precious resource by using this calculator to determine our water footprint.
When we drive our cars, use electricity or dispose of waste, we leave a carbon footprint. What is your carbon footprint? Discover it by using the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon calculator.
Learn how recycling works in the United States and how you can help reduce waste from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The leading membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to hospitals and health systems across the United States.
Tips to guide us toward sustainable living.
Earth Quotes and Reflections to share and reflect.