Why Is Global Environmental Health Important?

person in nature

three layed circles, labeled environment, society, and invididualClean air, water, plants, and food supplies are essential for our personal health and wellbeing. The relationship between the environment and humanity is one of interdependence—each affects the other. Therefore, just as our actions and choices affect the environment, the health of the planet  influences our own personal health and wellbeing, as well as our communities, families, and economies.

The environment affects human health

Humans have an innate connection to nature. Research indicates that just being around greenery can boost mood and lower blood pressure, as well as improve attention and the ability to reflect upon a problem.