Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness is an awareness of the precarious state of the Earth and the effects of daily habits on the physical environment. It is respect for creation and the beauty and balance of nature. Environmental wellness involves maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the Earth and minimizes harm to the environment. It includes being involved in socially-responsible activities to protect the environment.*

Components

  • Reduce the amount of pollution you generate
  • Reuse containers, bags and batteries
  • Recycle paper, glass, aluminum and plastic**

Resources for Improving Your Environmental Wellness

References:

*The content above is modified from of the University of Miami’s Medical Wellness Center http://wellness.med.miami.edu/x7.xml
**The bulleted outline of the dimensions was developed by Jan Montague, Montague, Eippert & Associates.
Montague, J., Piazza, W., Peters, K., Eippert, G., & Poggiali, T. (2002,March-April). The wellness solution. The Journal on Active Aging, 17-20. Retrieved from http://www.aahf.info/sec_news/section/pdf/thewellnesssolution2.pdf