The Harmony Circle
Around the world every year, 7 million people die prematurely due to air pollution.
In World War I, about 9.7 million soldiers died during four years of combat.
The pollution in our air is killing us. We need a revolutionary new way to look at health to stop this loss of human life and restore a healthy state to our environment and our personal health.
The Circle of Harmony and Health illustrates the beautiful complexity and interconnectedness of human health. Caring for human health is an individual, community, and even global responsibility. Everyone working to improve human health must embrace this philosophy of total health.
To be truly healthy, a person must have health in each part of her life:
Each heart in the Circle of Harmony and Health depends on the others, interacting with and influencing each other in the complex process of human life.
Managing the vast human “ecosystem” in the interest of our health and well-being is a challenge that draws upon every human resource that we as a society possess. We look to farmers, economists, religious leaders, architects, city planners, teachers, artists, healthcare providers, tradespeople and business leaders to place a priority on health in their policies and practices. We also depend upon family, friends, neighborhoods, associations and nations to support a healthy life for all human beings.
Join the movement to support Circle of Harmony and Health and restore true health to everyone on our planet.
Guided by the philosophy of the Circle of Harmony and Health, the Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil works with with data and citizen scientists to help people understand the connections between human health and the health of the environment. The Institute’s work for 2016 includes:
- AIR Louisville, a community asthma program driven by technology
- Green Heart, a test of the healing power of trees and greenery
- In Silico Louisville, a digital model of the city
- Health in All Policies, a project to focus work place policies on health