“Are we able to reimagine a world where clean air, water, and food are available to all? Where economies are focused on health and well-being? Where cities are livable and people have control over their health and the health of the planet?” -World Health Organization.
World Health Day is important to remind us all that there are severe environmental health issues around the world that are occurring in our own neighborhoods. Growing research surrounding poor environmental quality is showing increasing evidence linking air pollutants to mental illnesses such as depression, dementia, anxiety and suicide. Prioritizing the well-being of our society is necessary to protect and preserve life and it starts with you! Breaking the cycles of destruction to our planet is a lot of work, but when community’s come together, the impact is large.
Here are ways YOU can help your communities environment:
- Educate and inform others
- Conserve water usage
- Reduce, reuse, recycle
- Choose sustainably
Here are local organizations helping Baltimore be a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment:
Tell us what steps you are taking to protect your planet and your community’s health by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Guest blogger: Julia Fontaine, Towson University, Class of 2022