Health, Wellness & Diet

“The last two decades have been the hottest years in recorded human history. This extreme heat has a significant impact on people through heart disease and lung disease, but it’s also making our ecosystems sick – the networks of life we rely on for pollination, food production, and countless other ecosystem services. At the same time, we’re decimating our forests to meet our insatiable demand for meat. The very lungs that we need absorbing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere are being slashed for an agricultural system intent on polluting it. We have to take care of the planet and understand that to do this effectively we also have to take care of ourselves – mentally, physically, and emotionally.”

– Xavier Cortada

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

This website has great resources that explain what exactly mental health is, myths, and resources and opportunities to learn more and get involved in a larger community.

Norwegian Parliament representative Per Espen Stoknes explains how reframing climate discussions is an opportunity to move away from climate anxiety, and towards intentional action.

This website offers completely free downloadable guided meditation. They have many categories of meditation such as “body scan” and “guided imagery.”

With categorized vegan recipes based on meals and occasion, you will never run out of snack or lunch ideas!

The Surfrider Foundation has developed this awesome interactive map that highlights restaurants that are putting the ocean first. You can search by address or simply check out what is near you!

This website offers many educational resources about building gardens, growing medicinal plants, and so much more, with the intention of empowering more people to grow their own food.

This website has an awesome interactive map that allows individuals to find regenerative farms in their area based on what they specialize in. 

This article discusses the benefits, drawbacks, and possibilities of cellular agriculture as a substitute to traditionally farmed meat.

 

Videos & Documentaries

This documentary on Netflix investigates how regenerative agriculture can have a huge impact on climate change by saving Earth’s topsoil.

This impactful documentary exposes how large corporations have taken over all aspects of food in the USA, and gives you a view into large-scale animal processing plants.

This short video provides general contextual information about meat, and its role in climate change.

Organizations

Vote Water is fighting for water rights in South Florida. They are using collective action to act against the systems of mismanagement surrounding our waterways.

The suicide hotline is a crisis prevention line that is available 24/7 for anyone who needs free and confidential support or simply wants to learn more about crisis resources for themself or a loved one.

This resource dives into the connection between food sovereignty and climate change and provides insight into sustainable farming. 

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

DR. CHERYL HOLDER
is associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and community initiatives at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and a physician dedicated to serving underserved populations. As a medical provider leader, Dr. Holder advocates for comprehensive care strategies for low-income communities impacted by climate change.
ASHA WALKER
is founder and CEO of Health in the Hood, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide equal food access for all through urban farming and wellness. In this role, Walker works to build vegetable gardens in food desert neighborhoods, teach nutrition and wellness, and create sustainable local food ecosystems
DR. SUSANNE MOSER
is a social science researcher whose work focuses on equitable adaptation and transformation in the face of climate change and interlocking stresses. Dr. Moser is also the principal investigator of The Adaptive Mind Project, which aims to build a psychosocial support infrastructure that helps individuals respond to rapid shifts and constant changes with resilience and creativity.
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PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

This website has great resources that explain what exactly mental health is, myths, and resources and opportunities to learn more and get involved in a larger community.

Norwegian Parliament representative Per Espen Stoknes explains how reframing climate discussions is an opportunity to move away from climate anxiety, and towards intentional action.

This website offers completely free downloadable guided meditation. They have many categories of meditation such as “body scan” and “guided imagery”.

With categorized vegan recipes based on meals and occasion, you will never run out of snack or lunch ideas!

The Surfrider Foundation has developed this awesome interactive map that highlights restaurants that are putting the ocean first. You can search by address or simply check out what is near you!

This website offers many educational resources about building gardens, growing medicinal plants, and so much more, with the intention of empowering more people to grow their own food.

Videos & Documentaries

This documentary on Netflix investigates how regenerative agriculture can have a huge impact on climate change by saving Earth’s topsoil.

This impactful documentary exposes how large corporations have taken over all aspects of food in the USA, and gives you a view into large-scale animal processing plants.

This short video provides general contextual information about meat, and its role in climate change.

This website has an awesome interactive map that allows individuals to find regenerative farms in their area based on what they specialize in. 

This article discusses the benefits, drawbacks, and possibilities of cellular agriculture as a substitute to traditionally farmed meat.

 

Organizations

The suicide hotline is a crisis prevention line that is available 24/7 for anyone who needs free and confidential support or simply wants to learn more about crisis resources for themself or a loved one.

This resource dives into the connection between food sovereignty and climate change and provides insight into sustainable farming. 

Vote Water is fighting for water rights in South Florida. They are using collective action to act against the systems of mismanagement surrounding our waterways.

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

DR. CHERYL HOLDER

is associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and community initiatives at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and a physician dedicated to serving underserved populations. As a medical provider leader, Dr. Holder advocates for comprehensive care strategies for low-income communities impacted by climate change.

ASHA WALKERS

is founder and CEO of Health in the Hood, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide equal food access for all through urban farming and wellness. In this role, Walker works to build vegetable gardens in food desert neighborhoods, teach nutrition and wellness, and create sustainable local food ecosystems

DR. SUSANNE MOSER

is a social science researcher whose work focuses on equitable adaptation and transformation in the face of climate change and interlocking stresses. Dr. Moser is also the principal investigator of The Adaptive Mind Project, which aims to build a psychosocial support infrastructure that helps individuals respond to rapid shifts and constant changes with resilience and creativity.