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Recycle unwanted items at Healthy You, Healthy Earth

Attendees at Healthy You, Healthy Earth

Healthy You, Healthy Earth participants visit with Good to Go, which promotes biking in the community.

Your overall well-being is closely tied to the health of your environment. For more than 10 years, Health Promotion and Wellness has partnered with the Office of Sustainability to host the Healthy You, Healthy Earth Wellness and Sustainability Fair.

This year, Healthy You, Healthy Earth will take place Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Visit with campus and local organizations representing all areas of wellness and sustainability, learn valuable information, and enter to win prizes. This is a free event open to all students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University.

Each year presentations are given on environmental wellness-related topics. Presentations are held in the Brown Ballroom and an announcement will be given in the ballroom to remind attendees prior to start. This year’s presentations are:

  •  11 a.m. – Energy Savings in the Home
    Ron Kelley, Director, Office of Energy Management at Illinois State University
    Learn about ways to make your home not just environmentally-friendly, but wallet-friendly as well! Attendees will have the chance to win prizes, such as low flow shower heads and other home products
  • 12:15 p.m. – Detoxing in a Toxic World: Exploring Environmental Triggers to Disease
    Laurine Brown, PhD, MPH, RD
    Learn about the toxins that might be lurking in your home, lifestyle, and body. Scientists tell us that the average American’s body is burdened with more than 500 chemicals that may harm health. Learn more, including how to detox your lifestyle and home.

 

Participants can bring items to Healthy You, Healthy Earth to be recycled. Items that can be recycled at Healthy You, Healthy Earth are:

  • Unwanted clothing and/or shoes
  • Unwanted/unusable small electronics
  • Batteries
  • Ink cartridges

What: Healthy You, Healthy Earth Wellness and Sustainability Fair
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, November 14
Where: Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
What: Campus and community organizations, businesses, and resources that support all seven dimensions of wellness

Additional environmental wellness resources

About Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness provides wellness information, services, events, and programming to students, faculty, staff, and the Illinois State community. People living, learning, and working in a healthy environment are more likely to reach their highest potential.

For more information, visit Wellness.IllinoisState.edu, call (309) 438-WELL (9355), email Wellness@IllinoisState.edu, or stop by 187 McCormick Hall.

 

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