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Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness involves understanding the dynamic relationship between people and the environment. Every person has the ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities, or our planet.

Environments that impact our health and wellness include:

Social environment – A setting in which people interact with others and institutions, including social media, personal interactions, and social norms

  • Examples of social environments that impact health and wellness include peer pressure, bullying, fat talk, and Tar Heel school spirit!

Natural environment – All naturally occurring living and non-living elements including air, water, climate, and wildlife

  • Examples of natural environments that impact health and wellness include pollen, allergens, fresh air, and nature trails.

Built environment – Human-made material surroundings involving human labor and energy that allow for human activity

  • Examples of built environments that impact health and wellness include a dorm’s proximity to a gym, a neighborhood’s proximity to a landfill, cost or quality of transportation, and the presence of drinking water treatment facilities.  

At Student Wellness, we strive to create spaces where students feel safe, supported, and included. We see that an individual's surroundings impact their health and wellness.
In addition, we also recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. We believe taking care of the campus and community environments contributes to our well-being.

Enhance your environmental wellness by taking advantage of resources offered around campus and in the community.

On Campus

In the Community