Environmental Wellness is the recognition of the interconnectedness between ourselves and the world around us. Both the natural environment (the air, water and land that surrounds us) and the environments we create (our homes, workplaces and communities) have significant impacts on our health and wellbeing. An environmentally well person recognizes their own responsibility towards their environment and strives to make a positive impact.
Tips for Environmental Wellness
Get Outdoors -
Take time to spend outdoors and appreciate all that nature is. Find time to go out for a walk or hike that you would not normally do. Take some friends with you so you can all take a break from your busy schedule and take advantage of the great outdoors that surround you.
Conserve Energy -
Turn it off! Whether that means turning the faucet off when you are brushing your teeth, or shutting off the lights when you leave a room. These are easy things that we can do to conserve energy and the best part, it will lower your bills.
Utilize Reusable Shopping Bags -
Reducing the number of plastic bags you use will make a difference, and any extra bags you have find ways to reuse them or take them back to the store for recycling. Keep a stash of reusable bags in your car so that you never forget to grab some on your way into the store.
Travel Wise -
Naturally, our go-to when traveling somewhere is to jump in our car to get from point A to point B. Although this might be what we find easiest, it is not always the best in our environment. When possible, find alternative ways to travel such as walking, biking, taking public transportation, or carpooling with a friend to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Use A Reusable Water Bottle -
Rather than buying plastic bottles, find a reusable bottle that you like and can take places with you to fill up. This will lower the cost of spending money on water, and carrying a bottle with you will also help remind you to drink water throughout the day.
Environmental Health & Safety
The goal of environmental health and safety is to provide health and safety services for people on an off-campus. Some of the areas of focus include biosafety, hazardous materials, occupational safety, and radiation safety.
Environmental Issues Committee
The Environmental Issues Committee is made up of faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members working together to increase awareness of environmental issues.
Take part in Weber State’s many environmental sustainability projects and academic programs. Additionally, learn new ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save energy.
Campus Recreation provides club and intramural sports, fitness classes, fitness challenges, and aquatics.
Campus Recreation - Outdoor Program
The WSU Outdoor Program provides programs such as rock climbing, skiing, paddling, yurt adventures and much more!
The mission of the Weber State University Police Department in partnership with the campus community is to cultivate a safe and secure atmosphere that supports the educational process and promotes academic and personal achievement, and community prosperity.
UTA Ed Pass
Make an investment of $20.00 and have full access to all UTA systems including the bus, Front Runner and TRAX. Using an Ed pass will be contributing to a healthier environment by reducing emissions and can save you thousands of dollars.
Student Involvement and Leadership
Promotes the development of the whole student through co-curricular opportunities, leadership experiences, and community involvement in an inclusive environment.