Environmental Wellness is not limited to the outdoors and involves anything that influences our environment and our capacity to be safe and feel safe.
Making the healthy choice the easy choice is a main goal at Penn and can positively influence environmental wellness. The Healthier Campus Initiative certification sought to improve wellness through a commitment to change 23 aspects of the Penn environment. Some examples of the changes we made included improving bike infrastructure around campus, so biking is a safe and accessible form of active transportation, and working closely with Penn Dining to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables offered at every meal, which improves access to balanced and nutritious meals.
You can look at gardens or take virtual tours or just explore campus trees and landscapes via the map.
Lead Walker: Margaret Janz, Scholarly Communications and Data Curation Librarian from Penn Libraries; Weekly Themed Wellness Walks are led by staff, faculty, and students across campus, who will start each walk by briefly talking about a topic of their choice. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something, and meet your fellow Penn students, staff, and faculty. Walks are 1-2 miles at participants own pace.