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Environmental Health

Environmental 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.

 

(Adopted from World Health Organization)


On-Campus Resources

The Eco Adventure and Wildlife Sanctuary 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 Ogier Gardens 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.


The 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.