This is part of our series on the Dimension of Wellness.
According to OSU.org: The environmentally well person recognizes the responsibility to preserve, protect and improve the environment and appreciates the interconnectedness of nature and the individual. The environmentally well person also feels safe in their surroundings, creates an environment that supports personal well-being, accesses resources and engages with the community. Engage in sustainable habits such as recycling, donating old items, reusing items, and taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy and water whenever possible. Increase your awareness of where your food and items come from, how they are sourced and how they are made. Spend time outside in nature.
UNH.edu has some Signs of Environmental Wellness:
- Being aware of the limits of the earth’s natural resources
- Conserving energy (i.e. shutting off unused lights)
- Recycling paper, cans, and glass as much as possible
- Enjoying and appreciating time outside in natural settings
- Not polluting the air, water or earth
- Creating home and work environments that are supportive and nurturing
Check in with your environmental wellness:
- Is your room a place that you feel comfortable, safe and at ease in?
- Do you have mementos of things that are important to you?
- Do you find time to explore nature?
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