“Why Healthcare Needs to Lead in Responding to Climate Change”

Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water Street, Ephraim.

Health care executive Paul Linzmeyer will present the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s monthly program.

The program is free and open to the public. In his talk, Linzmeyer will discuss the nature of a sustainability culture, why health care institutions should lead in fostering climate change resiliency, tools to help facilities and communities assess their resiliency, and how to engage stakeholders ranging from businesses and nongovernmental organizations to communities and citizens.

Linzmeyer is the sustainability leader at ThedaCare, the largest employer in northeastern Wisconsin with seven hospitals, 35 clinics and more than 6500 employees. He has spent 35 years as a business activist in Chicago, Denver, and Green Bay, and has a deep and abiding belief that business can benefit immensely from triple bottom line thinking, which values social and environmental goals along with financial success. Linzmeyer, recognized as an international strategist on business innovation and sustainability principles, was a US delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation Committee. He is a past chair of the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Council, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, and the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. He served for many years with the University of Wisconsin-Nelson Institute’s Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts and chaired the Industry Committee of the Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force. Currently he serves on the board of the Green Bay Public Market and as a member of the Novation Environmental Advisory Group and the Healthcare Without Harm’s National Climate Change Council.

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.

care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s

challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.

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