Kaiser Permanente Health Consortium Commits an Unspecified Budget to Combat CO2 Emissions

Watts Up With That?

Kaiser Sunset Hospital complex in Los Angeles, California Kaiser Sunset Hospital complex in Los Angeles, California, By Ucla90024Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5611544

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Good news for the 9.6 million clients of Kaiser Permanente Health Consortium; They have just committed to spending an unknown amount of your health premiums, to reduce Kaiser CO2 emissions to zero by 2025.

Kaiser to end its global warming emissions by 2025

Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday unveiled an aggressive environmental plan that, by 2025, will slash the hospital system’s water use, recycle or compost all of its non-hazardous waste and eliminate or offset its greenhouse gas emissions.

Kaiser, based in Oakland, also will buy its food from local sources or farms that follow sustainable practices, most notably avoiding the overuse of antibiotics.
Kaiser has a history of setting environmental targets for its operations. But the new goals represent its most ambitious to date. The…

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