Our health and well-being are directly impacted by the environment. Being in nature, even a short walk through our campus trees, has many positive benefits on our mental and physical health. Likewise, our daily actions can have positive impacts on our natural world: biking instead of driving, carrying a reusable water bottle, or picking up litter as you cross the campus. The University of Kentucky promotes stewardship of our natural resources, and encourages responsible consideration of environmental impact. UK reduces barriers for students to experience outdoor recreation and education opportunities. University sustainability practices also encourage a reduction in food waste, availability of healthy meals, and collaboration with environmental and sustainability organizations throughout the Commonwealth, the U.S., and the world.