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4 #11 Climate Justice 6 Dr. Lizeth Veliz Rojas, Creative Educator and Public Health Nurse in Chile

Nurses for Healthy Environments
Nurses for Healthy Environments
4 #11 Climate Justice 6 Dr. Lizeth Veliz Rojas, Creative Educator and Public Health Nurse in Chile

Lizeth Veliz Rojas, PhD, MPH, Dipl Environmental Education, RN

Iira was born in Kuopio, Finland, and has been working as a nurse since 2013. She received her Bachelors of Health Sciences in 2018 University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio and completed her Masters in Health Sciences degree there in 2019; her thesis was entitled “Finnish registered nurses’ observations of health effects related to climate change.” She has presented on this and related topics at international conferences and is currently a PhD student at UEF where she continues to develop scholarship on nursing education and climate change. She currently practices as a home health nurse.

Dr Rojas is a University Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile. She is also the President of the Group of Ecologist Nurses of Chile and leader of the good coexistence group ANHE Latinoamerica.  She has work experience in the field of primary health care.

Enfermera, Dra. en Enfermería, Magister en Salud Pública y Diplomada en Educación Ambiental

Ella as Profesora universitaria en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile. Ella también es la  Presidente de la Agrupación de Enfermeras Ecologistas de Chile y lider del grupo buen convivir de ANHE Latinoamerica.



Dr. Doriam Camacho, interviewer for  the Climate Justice Series

Doriam Camacho, PhD, MBA, RN is the Dean of the nursing faculty of the Cooperative University of Colombia. She is the leader of ANHE Latinamerica and member of Sigma Theta Tau and Sigma Xi.

Soy enfermera, Dra, en Enfermería, Magister en Gestion de la calidad, seguridad y medio ambiente, Especialista en gerencia de la caludad y auditoria en salud  Decana de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia Campus Santa Marta. Líder de ANHE Latinoamérica y miembro de Sigma Theta Tau y Sigma Xi.


Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew , host of  the Climate Justice Series

Dr. Evans-Agnew (He, Him, His) is an associate professor in the vibrant University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. He is co-leading ANHE’s Climate Justice in Nursing Steering Committee, and is the first host of the Climate Justice Series of the podcast. Our working definition of Climate Justice is:

“Climate justice nursing addresses the social, racial, economic, environmental, and multispecies justice issues of the climate crisis through centering the experiences and knowledges of frontline communities and safeguarding the rights of Nature to achieve planetary health.”

The Nurse Actions for Climate Justice Podcasts showcase actions nurses are taking around the globe to address and advance climate justice for people and our planet.The podcasts will form part of an anticipated virtual exhibit for the 2021 Congress of Parties meeting on Climate Change (November, Glasgow UK). In the interviews we discuss the interviewees opinions and attitudes towards addressing climate justice, and describe the actions or projects the interviewee is involved in. We summarize with suggestions for next steps and ways other nurses can get involved in similar actions in their own countries. Interviews are conducted in English, with Spanish language interpretation a

vailable (kindly provided by ANHE Latinoamérica members).


Beth Schenk

Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN is a healthcare sustainability leader in Missoula, Montana.  She has been working to reduce pollution from healthcare for over 3 decades. Schenk developed the “Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool”. She led the development of the CHANT: Climate, Health and Nursing Tool. She developed the WE ACT PLEASE framework for environmental stewardship. Schenk serves on the national board of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and on the boards of Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate and Climate Smart Missoula. She has hosted the podcast for 4 seasons, and loves speaking with nurses around the world to highlight and celebrate their work at the intersection of health and environment.

You can read the transcript of this podcast here.