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Be Present Tip: 

In recent studies, it was found that time spent in nature and even gazing on green space has been linked to a reduction of stress levels for participants. Today find some time to connect with nature – even if it’s just for a few minutes. Wherever you are, see if you can be present in the moment. Notice what’s happening within you and around you. Take a stroll. Sit on a stoop. Grab a coffee. A breath of fresh air may help you feel refreshed. If - it’s sunny out, vitamin D can boost your immune system. Let yourself be filled up by the positive moments of your day.

Environmental Wellbeing reflects our awareness and appreciation for the critical role the environment plays in our individual wellbeing and an understanding that humans are part of the environment, not separate from it. All human activity impacts the environment and can jeopardize the environment's ability to provide essential services needed to sustain life. 

Environmental wellbeing can be maximized by accepting personal responsibility for the conservation of our natural resources and preservation of nature's beauty.

How green are YOU? Take our Green Audit to get your score and learn ways in which you can be more sustainable.

Online Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Environmental Health, Toxic Substances & Environment, Data & Statistics, Campaigns & Programs.

United States Environmental Protection Agency - EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Craigslist - Online community for buying and selling used goods. Including housing information and larger online community.

Want even MORE information?

There are many websites and organizations available to help you learn more about going green.

Alternative Outfitters- An online clothing store that offers animal friendly clothing. They offer alternatives to the fashionable clothing that calls for the use of animal skin and also sell shirts that promote cruelty-free awareness.

Caring Consumer- This site includes lists of companies that do and do not test on animals and also lists PETA friendly retailers, guides to "compassionate clothing" and much more.

Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics- A group that includes the American Vivisection Society, the American Humane Association and Beauty Without Cruelty, USA. There are guides available regarding purchasing products from cosmetics to household products.

Find Fair Trade Certified Products- This site will allow you to search for Fair Trade certified products in your area and at your local stores.

Go Cruelty Free- Sponsored by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). This site has a very informative FAQ section that answers any questions you may have about staying cruelty-free. The group enables consumers to easily identify and purchase cruelty-free products.

Treehugger.com: Get news and updates on legislature that impacts the health of the environment, 'be green' lessons and information to make informed consumer decisions.

USDA's National Organic Program - Additional information regarding national organic standards, consumer information, accreditation information, and more.