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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
Resource Description
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.
Eco Adventure The UNF 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.
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.


Jacksonville Community Resources
Resource Description
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.
Jacksonville Zoo Their mission is to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment.
Jacksonville BEAM BEAM's mission is to help families through emergencies and guide them to self-sufficiency.
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
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.


Online Resources
Resource Description
The Nature Conservancy Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
United States Environmental Protection Agency Their mission is to protect human health and the environment.
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.
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.
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.