Published: 01/24/2024

In this Stanford News story, CIGH Faculty Fellows Desiree Labeaud, MD, and Barbara Erny, MD, join other Stanford experts in sharing simple, but meaningful, actions people can take to help the planet, from reducing plastic use to eating less meat to engaging in collective action.

“Our individual choices matter for ourselves, our communities, and our planet,” said Desiree LaBeaud, professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine. “By getting aligned with our deep values and intentionally making sustainable choices in our behavior, we simultaneously improve our own well-being and serve as a role model for others around us.”

Photo caption: A healthy vegetarian meal. By Edgar Castrejon,