When we think of climate change, our minds probably wander to the large scale environmental destruction posed by this phenomenon. Rising sea levels, soaring temperatures, polluted air, melting glaciers, decimation of natural habitats, etc. These instances are not new to us as they have become the outward face of the problem in the mainstream media.
On the one hand, these calamities cannot be ignored. They have the power to wreak havoc on billions of people, upending societies as their force pummels the planet. On the other hand, how often do we stop to consider the closer-to-home impact of a warming planet?
The articles below highlight the health and wellness challenges posed by climate change. When the rest of the world is thinking big scale, we're asking you to think local and think about yourself.
On Wellness Wednesday, we encourage you to take some time to enjoy the natural and sustainable beauty that is around you. Plan a trip to your nearest national park this summer. Go for a run instead of working out on the elliptical. Meditate in an urban or rural green space. Check out your community's local garden or farmer's market. Walk to work.
Whatever your action, be mindful of how these spaces contribute to your personal wellness and how their instability could undermine your health. Happy Earth Week with Activists Alliance!
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