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Let's Talk Climate Series: Coping with Climate Anxiety

October 14, 2022

Come join us for Let’s Talk Climate, a series of informal conversations about climate change, served up with some tasty foods.

Facilitators will start each session by sharing some ideas and information about the day’s topic to set the stage, and then engage the group in an open discussion. We’ll have some discussion questions in mind to help guide the conversations, but we’ll let the conversations go where you and other participants want to take them. 

“As climate change becomes felt by more people, the boundary between those who worry about a future apocalypse and those who are experiencing that apocalypse right now will further blur.  Feelings of grief, mourning, fear, and overwhelm are giving rise to a new vocabulary including such terms as climate anxiety, vicarious trauma, solastalgia, pre-traumatic stress, and secondary grief.” An excerpt from Sarah Jaquette Ray in A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to keep your cool on a warming planet. How does climate anxiety influence the daily life among students (now known as “the climate generation”), faculty, staff, and the broader community?  What strategies and collective action can be used to inspire “constructive hope” as defined in recent studies? 

  • Facilitator: Kristin Strock 

All are welcome to this free event series – students, staff, faculty, and community members. Bring friends and colleagues.  

This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability Education and the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.

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Further information

  • Location: Kaufman 178
  • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Varies