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Texas Woman's to celebrate 'Earth Month'

One day is not enough to celebrate the planet we inhabit, so Texas Woman’s will celebrate “Earth Month” by exploring how our daily built environment impacts our health and how we can become more actively engaged citizens.

Researchers estimate that only 30% of your health is determined by genetics and 10-20% is determined by health care. A virtual Zoom presentation, “Your Health and the Built Environment: An Overview of the Research and Strategies for Future Policy Action,” will focus on the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.

The presentation is scheduled 4-5:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, and is open to all TWU faculty, staff, and students on all campuses. Register to watch.

A hands-on workshop, “A View from the Street: Exploring Health and the Built Environment,” will cover how to collect health-related data in the built environment and allow participants to explore how to use the information on a neighborhood level to encourage real-world community engagement. The workshop is scheduled 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the library lecture hall (room 101) in the Blagg-Huey Library. The workshop is open to all faculty, staff, and students on the Denton campus. Space is limited, and registration closes April 25 or when the class fills. Register for the workshop.