University of Washington program studies link between environment and well-being

Appeared in GeekWire

It started as an idea between friends over beers. Now, the University of Washington’s Nature and Health initiative is helping government organizations land funding for multi-million dollar projects.

Take the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, or Snohomish County, for example. The two recently secured $18 million and $22 million in funding and grants, respectively, due in large part to data collected by Nature and Health researchers.

Nature and Health studies the link between the environment and human well-being. It has projects and studies in a myriad of fields as it aims to be a driver of environmental health and technology innovation for years to come… (continue)