State approves human wellbeing indicators for Puget Sound

The state today adopted a series of human wellbeing indicators for Puget Sound. The project was led by PSI social scientist Kelly Biedenweg and was featured in a story published by UW News and picked up by several news outlets. 

July 29, 2015

Healthier Puget Sound depends on healthy people, report finds

from UW Today 

A thriving Puget Sound depends on healthy habitat that can support the animals and plants that live here. Shellfish free of toxins, salmon dashing up streams and forests full of diversity all are important benchmarks for the full restoration of Puget Sound.

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Photo: Puget Sound Partnership

But what about the people who live here? Should our well-being and the aspects we care most about in the natural world bear any weight on the plans — and money — being poured into cleaning up the Sound?

They should, according to the state agency tasked with organizing the recovery of Puget Sound.

Read more at UW Today.

Additional coverage:

Watching Our Waterways: Vital sign indicators revised to reflect human values for Puget Sound

KPLU: State Agency Adding Human Well-Being To Puget Sound Health Indicators

Puget Sound Partnership: New human wellbeing indicators will help define Puget Sound health

Related from PSI:

Could healthier, happier humans lead to a healthier Puget Sound?