Counseling, Health & Wellness at Aquinas College

Environmental Wellness

Our personal sense of wellness can be greatly impacted by our environment. Environmental wellness includes living in harmony with the earth by understanding the impact you have on your personal environment as well as being proactive in addressing environmental threats. 

Examples of environmental threats include air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, chemicals, noise, water pollution, and secondhand smoke. 

Ways to enhance this dimension:

  • Become aware of the earth's natural resources and their respective limits
  • Live a life accountable to environmental needs, both in the present and in the long-term
  • Recognize how your daily habits affect the world around you

Are you engaged in practicing environmental wellness?

  • Am I respectful to my surroundings?
  • Do I recycle?
  • If I see a safety hazard, do I take the steps to fix the problem?
  • Do I volunteer time to worthy causes?
  • Am I aware of my surroundings at all times?

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your environmental wellness.


Here are some resources you can utilize to enhance your environmental wellness: