Welcome to the Wheel of Wellbeing (WoW) – a simple framework designed to improve people’s health, happiness and wellbeing by focusing on six areas – Body, Mind, Spirit, People, Place and Planet. This monthly newsletter provides a roundup of the latest wellbeing tips, activities, research and resources to inspire better health and wellbeing. Tap into them – for yourself, your families, workplaces, schools and communities – and help create a happier world for us all!
This is a critical moment for our planet. For the first time in our history the global connections that all living things rely upon are breaking. But if we act quickly, we have the knowledge and the solutions to make our planet thrive again. So, this month we are focusing on Planet: care.
Why not use these inspiring international days to create a focal point for wellbeing activities in your school, workplace or community.
3rd June – World Bicycle Day
The bicycle is one of the most important inventions in the history of the planet. It provides millions of people with a means of transport powered by nothing other than their bodies. It’s practical, reliable, and helps people to stay fit. It’s a simple, affordable, clean and an environmentally sustainable means of transportation. So why not swap four wheels for two and on 3rd of June and celebrate World Bicycle Day.
5th June – World Environment Day
The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is ecosystem restoration, with a special focus on creating a good relationship with nature, because this is our moment. We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature. Let’s get active, not anxious. Let’s be bold not timid. Join #GenerationRestoration
8th June – World Ocean Day
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”
John F. Kennedy
66% of the world is covered in a blanket of rich, vibrant blue, from its depths once came all life on the Earth, and it continues to house an immense amount of life. No matter if we live on the coast or far inland, we all need a healthy ocean to survive and thrive. The ocean generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, cleans the water we drink, and regulates our climate. And by protecting our oceans, we also protect our climate, and our future. World Ocean Day celebrates the ocean and the important role it plays in our lives.
Want to run an event in your school, workplace or community? Download an events planning kit
22nd June – World Rainforest Day
Rainforests are vital for the survival of life on earth. They absorb our carbon dioxide, stabilize climate patterns, and are home to half the world’s plant and animal species. Yet every 6 seconds we lose a football pitch of rainforests, which threatens our biodiversity and imperils our planet’s health. Deforestation causes 15% of global carbon dioxide emissions that accelerate climate change — more than from all cars in the U.S and China combined. Natural climate solutions like protecting and restoring forests, however, could reverse global emissions by a third.
World Rainforest Day celebrates this precious natural resource and encourages action to preserve it. Your efforts, together with the actions of others, will have a positive impact on rainforests and the climate worldwide.
Tube Bug House
Insects may sting or startle us, but they help keep the planet liveable.
Bug extinction is one of the most extensive extinctions on the planet. It’s scary because you don’t notice it until it’s too late. So why not play your part in supporting your local bug community and make a tube bug house — a great planet activity for kids, young and old.
Rewild your garden. Lots of ideas on how you can turn your garden or backyard into a haven for nature.
The True Nature Foundation’s mission is to combine ecological restoration and conservation to create thriving environments for sustainable development and resilient communities.
WWF’s global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature find out more WWF Australia or WWF UK.
Please feel free to use all or parts of this newsletter for your websites, blog, social media, newsletter or other communications to inspire your group members