health as defined by the World Health Organization addresses all the physical,
chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related
factors impacting behaviors. It
encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can
potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and
creating health-supportive environments.
from World Health Organization)
The UNF Environmental Center
fosters programs for students, faculty and staff to pursue environmental
activities. They also conduct projects involving sustainability and the
campus’s natural environment.
The UNF Eco Adventure and
Wildlife Sanctuary office offers students experiences that cultivate
awareness of the natural world. This
sanctuary consists of trails for running, hiking and bird watching. Eco Adventure also offers students the
chance to check out camping gear, kayaks, canoes, and surfboards.
The UNF Ogier Garden is a one
acre organic garden that promotes health and wellness through outdoor
recreation, experimental learning and serves students as a living
laboratory. Students can volunteer
their time to learn new skills, save money on groceries, build their resume
or stay active. The garden offers an
Adopt-A-Bed program, workshops, potlucks and a garden party held once a year
for students enjoyment.
St Johns River Keeper
Their mission is to work on behalf of the
community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its
tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy.
Address: 2800 University Blvd. N.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Their mission is to foster understanding of
the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment.
Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218
BEAM’s mission is to help families through
emergencies and guide them to self-sufficiency.
Address: 850 6th Avenue S., Ste 400 Jacksonville
Beach, FL 32250
Tree Hill Nature Center
Tree Hill Nature Center promotes
environmental stewardship to the community through hands-on educational
programs and low-cost access to natural spaces
7152 Lone Star Road
Florida State Parks
There are over 171 award winning state
parks and state trials in Florida. You
can enjoy the many opportunities for outdoor recreation and fun.
The Nature Conservancy
Their mission is to conserve the lands and
waters on which all life depends.
United States Environmental Protection
Their mission is to protect human health
and the environment.
Florida Department of Environmental
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, the lead agency for environmental management and
stewardship, is one of the more diverse agencies in state government -
protecting our air, water and land.
Environmental Quality Division
The EQD administers and monitors the City
of Jacksonville’s air and water resource management activities, with
particular emphasis on pollution control issues. It also enforces laws
related to environmental quality issues.
Visit: http://www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/environmental- quality.aspx
Northeast Florida Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is a national organization
dedicated to Enjoying, Exploring and Protecting the Planet. They are
the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental
organization in the United States.
Florida Wildlife Corridor
The Florida Wildlife Corridor is a conservation
advocacy organization focused on connecting, protecting and restoring
corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of
Florida’s diverse wildlife.
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