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Environmental Wellbeing

Environmental wellbeing is the state of balance between individuals and the environment. It encompasses the physical surroundings, natural resources, and living space. The living space and community, in particular, play a crucial role in our environmental wellbeing. In this article, we will focus on these two areas and sustainability and discuss the benefits of a healthy environment.

Living Space

Living space includes the immediate environment surrounding us. It can be an apartment, a house, or a neighborhood. A healthy living space has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Here are some tips to ensure that your living space supports your environmental wellbeing:

1. Incorporate natural light:

This helps reduce electricity usage and creates a positive living environment.

2. Use eco-friendly products:

This reduces the use of harmful chemicals in the living space.

3. Use energy-efficient appliances:

These reduce energy consumption, making them an eco-friendly alternative to standard appliances.

4. Reduce clutter:

This promotes mental clarity and reduces stress.


The community we live in plays a significant role in our environmental wellbeing. We thrive in communities that are environmentally conscious and supportive of sustainable practices. Here are some ways to create a sustainable and supportive community:

  • Participate in neighbourhood cleanups:

This helps keep the community clean and fosters a sense of camaraderie.

  • Join a community garden:

This promotes sustainability and provides a source of fresh produce.

  • Support local businesses:

This promotes economic growth and sustainability.

  • Use public transportation:

This reduces pollution and promotes sustainable transportation.



Sustainability is essential for environmental wellbeing. It involves using resources that will not be depleted or damaged over time. Here are some ways to promote sustainability in your living space and community:

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:

Three ‘R’ words that are an important part of sustainable living,  to help us cut down on the amount of waste.

      • Reduce the amount of waste we produce.
      • Reuse items as much as we can before replacing.
      • Recycle items wherever possible.
  • Compost:

This reduces waste and provides a natural source of fertiliser for plants.

  • Use alternative energy sources:

This reduces dependence on fossil fuels and promotes renewable energy.


Personal Benefits

A healthy environment has many personal benefits, including:

  • Improved mental and physical health:

A clean and natural living environment promotes a healthy lifestyle.

  • Increased happiness:

A positive environment reduces stress and increases happiness.

  • Better sleep:

A comfortable living environment promotes restful sleep.

  • Improved productivity:

A healthy living environment promotes focus and productivity.

  • Positive relationships:

A supportive community fosters positive relationships and a sense of belonging.

  • Enhanced creativity:

A positive environment promotes inspiration and creativity.

  • Financial savings:

Energy-efficient appliances and sustainable practices lead to cost savings.

  • A sense of purpose:

Contributing to a sustainable community promotes a sense of purpose.

  • Better air quality:

A clean and natural living environment improves air quality and reduces respiratory problems.

  • Improved quality of life:

A healthy environment promotes a better quality of life and enhances overall wellbeing.

In conclusion, environmental wellbeing is essential for a healthy lifestyle. The living space, community, and sustainability play a significant role in promoting environmental wellbeing. By incorporating sustainable practices, participating in community events, and creating a natural living environment, we can experience personal benefits such as improved mental and physical health, financial savings, and a better quality of life.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.