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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)

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On Campus Resources


  Resource   

 

 Description

 Contact Information

 Environmental Center

 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. 

  

 Phone: 904-620-5804

 Email: j.taylor@unf.edu  

 Visit: https://www.unf.edu/ecenter/

 Eco Adventure 

 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.

  

 Phone: 904-620-5951

 Email: rectrail@unf.edu

 Visithttps://www.unf.edu/recreation/ecoadventure/

 Ogier Gardens

 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.  

 Phone: 904-620-5937

 Email: k.anderson@unf.edu

 Visit

https://www.unf.edu/healthpromotion/Garden/Garden_Homepage.aspx

 

Jacksonville Community Resources


 Resource 

 Description  Contact Information

 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.

 

 Phone: 904-256-7591

 Email: Justina@stjohnsriverkeeper.org 

 Visit: http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/  

 Address: 2800 University Blvd. N. Jacksonville, FL 32211

Jacksonville Zoo

 Their mission is to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment.

 Phone: 904-757-4463

 Email: volunteer@jacksonvillezoo.org  

 Visithttp://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/volunteer  

 Address: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218

 Jacksonville BEAM

 BEAM’s mission is to help families through emergencies and guide them to self-sufficiency.

 Phone: 904-241-2326

 Email: jaxbeam@bellsouth.net  

 Visit: http://jaxbeam.org/voluteer  

 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

 Phone: 904-724-4646   

 Visit: http://www.treehill.org/Home.aspx

 Address:   7152 Lone Star Road Jacksonville, FL 32211

 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.

 Phone: 850-245-2157

 Visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/

 Address: Florida Division of Recreation and Parks 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32399 

  

On-line Resources


 Resource      

 Description  Contact Information

 The Nature Conservancy

 Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

 

Visit: http://www.nature.org/?intc=nature.tnav

 United States Environmental Protection Agency

 Their mission is to protect human health and the environment.

 

Visit: http://www.epa.gov/

 Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 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.

 

Visit: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/ 

 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. 

 

Visithttp://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.

 

Visit: http://www.sierraclub.org/florida/northeast-florida  

 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.

 

Visit: http://floridawildlifecorridor.org/