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Environmental wellnessEnvironmental wellness pertains to an individual's interaction with their surroundings and the influence of this interaction on their overall state of well-being. This concept encompasses not only the physical environment but also the sense of being nurtured and belonging to a secure community. Central to environmental wellness are consciousness and balance. It revolves around fostering a healthy setting that is serene, clean, secure, and devoid of pollution. Cultivating environmental wellness can be achieved by incorporating simple practices such as procuring fresh produce from local farmers' markets, engaging in recycling to diminish landfill waste, utilizing solar energy for water and power needs when feasible, and conserving energy by powering down electrical devices and lights when not in use.

  • There are a number of farmers’ markets in the Tri-Cities area:
    • Blountville Farmers’ Market: Open Thursdays (May - October from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 3411 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 37617
    • Kingsport Farmers’ Market: Open Wednesdays (May 3 – September 27) and Saturdays (April 29 – November 25) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at 308 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
    • Johnson City Farmers’ Market: Open Saturdays (April - October from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at 105 West Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
    • Jonesborough Farmers’ Market: Open Saturdays (May - October from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at 100 Courthouse Square, Jonesborough, TN 37659
  • EnergySage and UNICEF have some great tips for simple things you can do to conserve energy.

Environmental Wellness Resource Videos

Creating a Healthy Living Environment

Mindful Consumption and Waste Reduction

Sustainable Living

Eco Friendly Practices

Psychological Impact of Environmental Conservation

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