The Wellbeing Series
2020 Wellbeing Series for Planetary Health
The relationship between the environment and humanity is one of interdependence—each inextricably affects the other. Just as our actions and choices impact the environment, the health of the planet influences our own personal health and wellbeing, as well as that of our families, communities, and economies.
This Fall, the Center hosted the Wellbeing Series for Planetary Health, a three-part free, online event featuring national and local leaders who explored the deep connections between planetary health and human wellbeing, and inspired development of personalized plans for taking actions in our daily lives, our homes, and our communities.
Part 1: Wellbeing Lecture, which featured Katharine Wilkinson, senior editor of Project Drawdown, and a talk plus live music by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa, front man for the Minnesota band Cloud Cult. Learn more and view a video of the event.
Part 2: Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Leah Prussia, DSW, LICSW, SEP, and Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni, MD participated in a lively panel discussion held during the lunch hour. Building on the rich experience provided by Part 1 of the Wellbeing Series for Planetary Health, in this event attendees were inspired to learn about the efforts being made toward planetary and human health in Minnesota, and had the opportunity to engage directly with the panelists. Learn more and view a video of this event.
Part 3: For the third part of our series, the Center will host an online community gathering, which will feature select local, inspiring climate-focused organizations. During this event, organizational leaders will highlight the important work they are doing in Minnesota, and share ways in which attendees can get involved and help change the trajectory of climate change and support planetary health. Learn more and view a video of this event.
25th Anniversary Champions
- Calmenson Foundation
- Dorothy and Michael Perry
- Smaby Family Foundation
- Charlson Meadows
- Senior Care Communities
- George Family Foundation
- Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
- Julie Andrus
- Marbrook Foundation
- Catherine Mayer
- Sara and Joe Pohlad
University of Minnesota Partners
- Boynton Health Service/Office of Student Affairs
- College of Continuing & Professional Studies
- College of Education & Human Development
- College of Design
- College of Pharmacy
- Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- Institute on the Environment
- Medical School
- Office of Equity and Diversity
- Office of Human Resources
- School of Dentistry
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health
- University Recreation and Wellness