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The Luminary Project: Nurses Lighting the Way to Environmental Health is a web-based effort to capture the illuminating stories of nurses' activities to improve human health by improving the health of the environment. The shining stories on this website show how nurses are creatively and strategically addressing environmental problems and illuminating the way towards safe hospitals, communities with clean air, land and water and children born without toxic chemicals in their bodies.

Since Florence Nightingale brought her lamp to the dark tents of the Crimean War, nurses have served as the spark for improvements in health care practices. But too often the LPNs and RNs who are making change hide their lights under a bushel basket, so other people can't see and learn how to take similar actions. The brilliant stories of Nurse Luminaries on this website are being highlighted to inspire nurses and other people to also become lights in the darkness.

The Luminary Project is a collaboration of the Nurses Workgroup of Health Care Without Harm, a 501c3 organization based in Reston, Virginia and the nurses and nursing organizations who are the Guiding Lights and Beacons for this Project. 

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