From planting trees to cleanup to brainstorming ways to improve the planet, associates from across Ascension took time out last month to celebrate Earth Day.

Medxcel Facilities Management, a subsidiary of Ascension, produced a video to demonstrate how Green Teams embedded in Ascension ministries and members of the Medxcel team came together to care for the Earth. Activities included:

  • Landscape cleanup at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis
  • Tree planting at St Vincent Evansville and St. Vincent Kokomo, part of Ascension Indiana
  • Participating in a community cleanup at St. Vincent Indianapolis
  • Planting decorative shrubs at Seton Medical Center Austin, part of Ascension Texas
  • Distributing prayer cards to visitors, patients and peers while gathering Earth-friendly suggestions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville, part of Ascension Florida
  • Expanding a flower bed at St. Vincent’s Birmingham, part of Ascension Alabama
  • Refreshing greenery at St. Vincent’s St. Clair, part of Ascension Alabama
  • Beautifying entrance areas at Providence Hospital in Mobile, part of Ascension Alabama
  • Planting flowers in the Serenity Garden at Saint Thomas Rutherford, part of Ascension Tennessee
  • Giving away 600 tree saplings at in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • And more in Ascension Kansas, Ascension Wisconsin and the System Office

Click here to view the video.