On Monday, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) presented Kaiser Permanente with their Conservationist of the Year award at their third annual DC on the Half Shell event. KPMAS President Kim Horn accepted the award from CBF President Will Baker.
Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to total health requires that we do our part to protect the environment and combat climate change. Healthy people require healthy communities. And healthy communities require a healthy environment. We approach this work first by doing what we can do to mitigate our own impact on the environment, working with organizations like Health Care Without Harm and ensuring that our new and renovated buildings meet LEED standards. Beyond that, we support the work of amazing partners like CBF.
The 2018 DC on the Half Shell event, one of CBF’s signature events, raised more than $500,000 to help restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. This supports planting of millions of additional oysters on reefs in Maryland and Virginia, providing educational programming to more than 35,000 students, and planting more than 20,000 trees in the watershed.
Kaiser Permanente’s comprehensive commitment to sustainability is industry-leading. Learn more about it here.