Dimensions of Wellness: Environmental

Environmental wellness involves leading a lifestyle that is respectful of and in harmony with your environment. Environmental wellbeing involves being aware of the limits of the earth’s natural resources and understanding the impact of your actions on the environment. Environmentally well people consciously choose to live in ways that protect the world around them. Being environmentally well enhances your personal health and helps ensure the future health of our communities and the world.

Practices that enhance environmental wellness include:

  • Walking or bicycling whenever possible instead of using cars
  • Respecting nature and those species living in it
  • Protecting yourself and others from environmental hazards such as noise, air, and water pollution; secondhand smoke; and ultraviolet radiation
  • Recycling
  • Reducing waste
  • Joining an environmental organization
  • Educating yourself on environmental issues
  • Conserving energy and water
  • Reducing or eliminating pesticide use

Campus resources for enhancing environmental wellness:
Allerton Park
Arboretum
Campus Recreation – Adventure Recreation
Campus Recreation – Green Team
Champaign County Forest Preserves
College of ACES
Department RST
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Facilities & Services
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
MTD
Student Sustainability Committee
Sustainable Student Farm
The Bike Project
UI Extension
Urbana Farmer’s Market