One reason is because many people in health care experience first-hand on a daily basis the way dangerous chemicals and other toxic influences have an effect on the environment and may influence the onset of certain cancers and other diseases.
Any clinician with our Loveland medical group or our experts developing the Fort Collins cancer center or our Greeley doctors would be able to tell you how certain toxic aspects of our environment are about cancer and other diseases.
Of course, another important reason for healthcare workers to embrace local Earth Day activities is because it makes good sense to take care of where we live.
Members of our Green Team—a group of employees dedicated to making our workplaces more environmentally suitable—hosted an educational forum that featured eco-minded vendors, local compositing and recycling experts, and members of the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland who offered information about community environmental improvement initiatives.
Read this press release to learn how volunteers from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado planted shrubs and perennial flowers in the Gardens at Poudre Valley Hospital, our therapeutic gardens under development at the Fort Collins hospital.
The Gardens at PVH is a beautiful example of how to design a garden for the melding of human needs with the benefits of nature, a perfect Earth Day philosophy. Patients and their families, community members, and employees will be able to visit the gardens and experience the healing influences of nature.
I’d like to encourage you to participate in local Earth Day events and keep the spirit of Earth Day within you throughout the year. It’s the right thing to do.