Environmental Wellness 

Environmental wellness is the part of good health reached by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.   The University of California, Riverside says, “Environmental well-being includes trying to live in harmony with the Earth by understanding the impact of your interaction with nature and your personal environment, and taking action to protect the world around you” (ucr.edu, 2014, para. 2).  Public health experts also recognize environmental wellness through healthy community design, “Environmental wellness looks at the built environment, sprawl, food deserts, walkability, bike-ability, benches, water, shade” (Baroff,, 2012).

Activities

  • Repurpose old containers as a planting pot
  • Declutter your home
  • Recycle at home
  • Plant flowers at your house
  • Participate in a community clean up
  • Participate in a community tree planting
  • Harvest rain water
  • Join a community garden

Reference
Baroff, B. (Director). (2012). Designing Healthy Communities [Motion picture on DVD]. Media Policy Center