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Where you live can make for better living. Blue Zones Project makes healthy choices easier where you live, work, learn, and play.

Rather than relying on individual behavior change, Blue Zones Project focuses on creating surroundings that default to healthier behaviors.

Healthier Environments Naturally Nudge People Toward Healthier Choices.

Residents of the original blue zones areas make healthy choices because those choices are easy—even unavoidable—in their surroundings. That’s why Blue Zones Project focuses on influencing the life radius, the area close to home in which people spend 90 percent of their lives. In Blue Zones community transformations, we optimize the built environment, municipal policies and ordinances, restaurants, schools, grocery stores, faith-based organizations, and workplaces, social networks, habitat, and inner selves.

Our work is rooted in lessons learned from the world’s longest-lived cultures. We translated these lessons into environmental changes that strengthen social ties, reshape places, and sharpen policies to support healthy choices.

Life radius

Life Radius Model

Community

Certified Blue Zones Communities have populations with greater well-being, improved health outcomes, reduced costs, and increased civic pride, all of which support healthy economic development.

Campus

Worksites: Certified Blue Zones Worksites have healthier employees with higher well-being who are more productive and less costly.

Universities
: Certified Blue Zones Universities have healthier students with higher well-being who are more engaged and have greater long-term life satisfaction.

Make The Healthy Choice The Easy Choice

Blue Zones Project is a community well-being improvement initiative designed to change the way people experience the world around them. Because healthier environments naturally nudge people toward healthier choices, Blue Zones Project focuses on influencing the Life Radius® — the area close to home in which people spend 90 percent of their lives. Blue Zones Project best practices use people, places, and policy as levers to transform those surroundings. Our communities have populations with greater well-being, improved health outcomes, reduced costs, and increased civic pride, all of which support healthy economic development.

The Initiative That Puts You In The Heart Of Community Transformation

Blue Zones Project brings together local stakeholders and international well-being experts to introduce evidence-based programs and changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Together, they measurably improve well-being.

For sponsors, partnering with the Project in your community offers you a clear and active opportunity to deliver on your mission, develop a plan to keep people healthy that integrates local work already underway, deepen community reach and trust, gain a competitive advantage, and see a measurable return on investment.

Life radius

The Initiative That Puts You In The Heart Of Community Transformation

Blue Zones Project brings together local stakeholders and international well-being experts to introduce evidence-based programs and changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Together, they measurably improve well-being. For sponsors, partnering with the Project in your community offers you a clear and active opportunity to deliver on your mission, develop a plan to keep people healthy that integrates local work already underway, deepen community reach and trust, gain a competitive advantage, and see a measurable return on investment.

Life radius

The Initiative That Puts You In The Heart Of Community Transformation

Blue Zones Project brings together local stakeholders and international well-being experts to introduce evidence-based programs and changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Together, they measurably improve well-being. For sponsors, partnering with the Project in your community offers you a clear and active opportunity to deliver on your mission, develop a plan to keep people healthy that integrates local work already underway, deepen community reach and trust, gain a competitive advantage, and see a measurable return on investment.

Life radius

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Meet our stellar Executive Director, Nichole Warwick!Nichole is thrilled to be a part of Blue Zones Project Petaluma, leading meaningful work with wonderful people who care about community, health, and well-being. Her favorite Power 9 is Purpose—she aspires to create a healthier, more connected, and peaceful place for her grandchildren to grow up in. Come say hello if you see Nichole at our upcoming kickoff event! Learn more at bluezonesprojectpetaluma.com#bluezonesproject #bzppetaluma #bluezones ... See MoreSee Less
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