Co-Benefits of Human Wellbeing and Planetary Health

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At times we may focus on the ways that humans are destroying the planet, and how planetary changes are harming human life. But it is important to remember that the interconnected relationship between humans and the environment means that sometimes the solution to human health problems can also improve the health of the planet. 

For example, research has shown that eating too much red meat can be harmful to your health; likewise, cattle production is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. Thus, the simple act of reducing your red meat consumption can be both a personal health choice and a radical act of planetary activism!

Here are some other ways that caring for the environment will boost your own wellbeing.