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Environmental Wellness

The environment for which each of us lives has a significant impact on how we feel on a daily basis. Environmental wellness lies in the interaction between you and your surrounding environment. By understanding the impacts of this interaction, you can take actions to not only protect yourself from environmental hazards but also minimize the negative impact of your behavior on the environment. Leading a lifestyle that is respectful to our environment and minimizes any harm done to it is a critical part of environmental wellness.

In support of environmental wellness, Matthew Yamatin will lead a monthly Environmental Wellness Lunch Series available to all staff. The objective of this series is:

  • To become aware of the environmental hazardous present in everyday life
  • To understand how daily habits impact the world around you
  • To learn how to live a healthier life while respecting earth's natural resources


Series 1: Dirty Air - The Impact and How to Protect Yourself

Friday, December 1st: Three 25-minute sessions 11:20-11:45 / 12-12:25 / 12:30 - 1 pm 

Location: Staff Lounge Back Area

With the high AQI season upon on, drop by to have your dirty air questions answered, such as:

  • What is Air Pollution?
  • How is it harmful?
  • Where is it?
  • Is it getting better or worse?
  • How can you protect yourself?

Additionally, to support staff concerns regarding air and drinking water, a brief overview of two alternative solutions will be made based on recent discussions with outside vendors.


Series 1: From ISB to a Landfill Near You

Thursday, May 10: Three 25-minute sessions 11:20-11:45 / 12-12:25 / 12:30 - 1 pm 

Location: Staff Lounge Back Area

Learn about the current situation and future strategy with waste in Beijing and here at ISB.


Future Topics

  • Occupant Comfort - How did 68⁰F become the standard indoor temperature? 
  • Decluttering - The immediate and global impact
  • What is in your Cleaning and Bathroom products?
  • Food - to organic or not to organic?
  • Indoor Air Quality - AQI is not the only consideration


Topic Requests Welcomed


Matthew Yamatin, P.E., LEEP AP BD+C

ISB Sustainability Manager

+86 185 1391 2332 (China) | +1 207 415 3041 (US)