ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Help Music for Relief protect our planet

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Help Music for Relief protect our planet

Music for Relief recognizes the environmental consequences of global climate change, which has demonstrated the capability to accelerate and strengthen certain types of natural disasters. Music for Relief supports environmental projects to help the planet and to mitigate damage caused by natural disasters. MFR plants trees in wildfire burn areas to reduce the risk of mudslides, replants coastal wetlands to absorb storm surges and absorb CO2 emissions, provides clean cookstoves to families without electricity to prevent deforestation and preserve wildlife habitats.

Recent environmental work includes Mangrove Restoration in Baja, Mexico, and Power the World, bringing sustainable energy solutions to 1 million families, and MFR has also planted 1.3 million trees to combat climate change.

We may not think much about Environmental Wellness as part of an overall wellness plan, but our environment and how we feel about it can have a huge impact on the way we feel overall.

Environmental well-being includes trying to live in harmony with the Earth by understanding the impact of your interaction with nature and your personal environment, and taking action to protect the world around you. Protecting yourself from environmental hazards and minimizing the negative impact of your behavior on the environment are also central elements.

Leading a lifestyle that is respectful to our environment and minimizes any harm done to it is a critical part of environmental wellness. Examples of environmental threats include air pollution, ultraviolet radiation in the sunlight, chemicals, noise, water pollution, and second-hand smoke.

Achieving Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness involves a number of different aspects of personal and societal responsibilities, including:

  • Being aware of the earth’s natural resources and their respective limits
  • Living a life accountable to environmental needs, both in the present and in the long-term
  • Realizing the effects of their daily habits on the world around them

Are you engaged in the process of environmental wellness?

  • 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.

Provided by:  https://wellness.ucr.edu

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