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Nurse Climate Champion profiles

Watch this video to hear why nurses across the country have joined the Nurses Climate Challenge.

Read the profiles below to learn how Nurse Climate Champions are using the Nurses Climate Challenge resources to educate their colleagues about climate and health.

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Susan Wilburn

Olympia, Washington

Health Care Without Harm and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments presented the 2023 Charlotte Brody award to Susan Wilburn, who is a driving force in the global environmental health space and a powerful advocate for nurses everywhere.

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Natania Abebe

Vancouver, British Columbia

A leader in public health, anti-racism, and equity-based mental health care, Canadian nurse Natania Abebe created a documentary and toolkit to explore the mental health impacts of climate change, and help people cope with their feelings and channel them for cha

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Rob Samulack

Ottawa, Canada
From his community to nationwide efforts in Canada, Rob Samulack makes it his priority to care for people and advocate at all levels for environmental stewardship.
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Dr. Kathy Murphy, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CHSE

Professor of nursing at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Environmental nursing educator Dr. Kathy Murphy from Naugatuck Valley Community College is honored as the 2022 Charlotte Brody Award recipient.

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Doriam Camacho

Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

Dean Doriam Camacho is an environmental nursing leader working to incorporate climate and health education and environmental justice into the nursing profession across Latin America.

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