Meet The Creator

This website is an ongoing culmination of environmental health articles written by interns working with the Environmental Center at the University of North Florida. It was created as the Master of Public Health capstone project by MPH candidate Alane Ertel and the Environmental Center at UNF. Now graduated, Alane has a Master of Public Health from UNF, a Bachelors of Science in Biological Health Sciences from the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She has always had a passion in human, animal, and environmental health, and she enjoys educating others on important neglected health topics, providing resources to those who wish to learn more, and improving the self-efficacy of others through self-directed education.

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Project Mission

The goal of this site is to inform others on current issues regarding environmental health, provide resources and guides, help improve the carbon footprint of individuals, and remind individuals of the power we as consumers have over giant polluting industries powered by our consumption.

This project will help educate those who wish to enlighten themselves, provide resources and guides to improving the environmental and consumption practices of others, and improve the self-efficacy of those who seek self-improvement.

Throughout this site you’ll discover hidden issues in popular industries like the fashion industry, learn how to do things like compost or make your own deodorant, and refine your recycling habits.

Feel free to explore this site at your own pace and quench your personal thirst for knowledge and change. Although this site is not an exhaustive collection of environmental issues, it is a great place to start.

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Environmental Center

The mission of the Environmental Center is to develop and support interdisciplinary, community-based programs that create the next generation of environmental leaders and support faculty research and scholarship. The center serves students and faculty from all six UNF colleges, and has a strategic focus on parks and preserves; rivers, coasts and springs; and sustainability.