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Nurses’ Climate Challenge Podcast Series

Nurses’ Climate Challenge Series

– Nurses for Healthy Environments Podcast –
Episodes on the Nurses’ Climate Challenge

Season 5, Episode 1: The Founding Mothers of the Nurses’ Climate Challenge

The Nurses’ Climate Challenge (NCC) is a nation leading, and now global effort  inviting nurses to educate other health professionals about climate change and health. The innovator behind the challenge is Shanda Demorest, DNP, RN, PHN. In this podcast, the first of season 5, Shanda kicks off a series focusing on the NCC and Nurse Climate Champions.  In the first session, she interviews the founding mothers of the NCC – a group of five committed nurses who have worked together for five years to launch and nourish the NCC. Enjoy!

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Season 5, Episode 2: NCC Europe with Anna Fuhrmann

In 2021, the Nurses’ Climate Challenge was expanded to Europe, through Healthcare Without Harm Europe.  Nurse Anna Furhmann has been leading the Challenge. In this episode, Shanda interviews Anna to explore her experience and compare notes.

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Season 5, Episode 3: Schools of Nursing Bring Climate Change into the Classroom

In episode 3 of the Nurses Climate Challenge series, Shanda interviews two nursing faculty members who are committed to climate education, discussion and engagement for nursing students. They reflect on their own experiences, strategies and approaches.

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Season 5, Episode 4: From Sustainability Champion to Planetary Health Leader: An Oncology Nurse’s Journey

Milagros Elia, MA, APRN, ANP-BC obtained her Master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from NYU in 2001, and has been a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology within both the clinical and community setting for well over 20 years.

She is the founder of M. Elia Nature-Based Healthcare Solutions, a company that offers professional presentations, educational workshops, and program development services to organizations interested in learning more about the impact of climate change on health and sustainable nature-based solutions that restore, mange, and help to protect their local natural ecosystems and public health of their communities.

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Season 5, Episode 5: The SolarRN™: Where renewable energy and health converge

Hear about the journey of Kathryn Ford Richter as she shares her story of building a renewable solar energy company as a nurse. Richter, also known as The SolarRN™, dives deep into the logistics of solar energy and the environmental, financial – and of course health – benefits of going solar.

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