Article by Audrey Bryan, published in Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 2020. Provides "a conceptual toolkit to inform the psycho-affective aspects of CCE [climate change education], with a particular emphasis on the pedagogical complexities of engaging learners located in emissions-intensive societies with their role as ‘implicated subjects’ in the climate crisis."
In this interview with the Bulletin’s deputy editor, Dan Drollette Jr., Supran talks about his evolution from someone who worked at the lab bench to someone leading the campaign to get MIT to divest from its investments in fossil fuel interests.
Ways to join the tide against the climate crisis, get involved in climate change strikes, research politicians voting history and avoid voting a climate denier into office, and speak to elected officials.
Comprehensive introduction from Climate & Mind, compiled by psychotherapist Andrew Bryant. Explore other pages of this site for in-depth resources on related topics including 'Psychological Responses to Climate Change', 'Climate & the Mental Health Professions," and 'Climate Communication'.
Rely on 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators to help you lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life inside and outside of the classroom. With author Tina H. Boogren's guidance, you will work your way through thirty-six weeks of daily self-care strategies and techniques, each corresponding with a week of the school year.
The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, war, political polarization, economic upheaval, and the dying back of nature together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. This revised, tenth anniversary edition of Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face these crises so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we're in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.
Stop fretting and start fighting global warming: "A remarkable account of how you can become a climate warrior." --Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org Yes, we're facing catastrophic breakdown of our climate. Yes, it's terrifying. But you don't have to be paralyzed. You can use your pain to transform yourself, your friends, and the world. You can become the hero humanity needs. This book will show you how. Facing the Climate Emergency is an action-oriented self-help guide showing you how to maximize your potential to meet the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. Written for all of us struggling to cope and wanting to do something to stop the climate crisis, it gives us the blueprint to leave "normal" behind and enter climate "emergency mode." How to face the climate crisis and accept your fears, anger, grief, guilt, and other emotions Turning negative feelings into tangible action to respond to the crisis Rising to heroism and maximizing your impact by joining the Climate Emergency Movement Information on further reading, questions for self-reflection, and exercises "This book will wake you up, no matter how aware you think you are." --David Wallace-Wells, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Uninhabitable Earth
Gen Z's first "existential toolkit" for combating eco-guilt and burnout while advocating for climate justice. A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The "climate generation"--late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z--is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science. Those inheriting our planet's environmental problems expect to encounter challenges, but they may not have the skills to grapple with the feelings of powerlessness and despair that may arise when they confront this seemingly intractable situation. Drawing on a decade of experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs, Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an "existential tool kit" for the climate generation. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice. A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety is the essential guidebook for the climate generation--and perhaps the rest of us--as we confront the greatest environmental threat of our time.
A cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity, from Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris Agreement's climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a regenerative world that has net-zero emissions. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can, and must, do to fend off disaster.
"This book comes at just the right moment. It is NOT too late if we get together and take action, NOW." --Jane Goodall Fears about climate change are fueling an epidemic of despair across the world: adults worry about their children's future; thirty-somethings question whether they should have kids or not; and many young people honestly believe they have no future at all. In the face of extreme eco-anxiety, scholar and award-winning author Elin Kelsey argues that our hopelessness--while an understandable reaction--is hampering our ability to address the very real problems we face. Kelsey offers a powerful solution: hope itself. Hope Matters boldly breaks through the narrative of doom and gloom to show why evidence-based hope, not fear, is our most powerful tool for change.
Discover the Japanese mindfulness practice of Shinrin-yoku--and the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of slowing down and taking in the natural world. The Little Book of Forest Bathing is all about finding strength, peace, and beauty in your surrounding.
Freshly baked bread. Cloud-like pillows. Lavender tea. Katie Vaz's book on self-care shows readers how slow, cozy warmth can help them deal with the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. Filled with tips for creating the perfect atmosphere of coziness (super soft blankets, fluffy robes, and something binge-worthy on TV) as well as sweet, gentle prompts that inspire readers to fill in their own content ("Fill these clouds with words that make you feel light and free"), this book encourages all of us to slow down and find joy in the little things.
Whole Person Self Healing brings an interdisciplinary healing approach to relieve pain and suffering. The book covers different topics that introduce readers to alternative therapies that can help the healing processes in the body.
Spiritual teachers, deep ecologists, and diverse writers and activists celebrate the life and global impact of pioneering Buddhist philosopher and environmental advocate Joanna Macy. A leading figure in Buddhist-informed social and ecological activism since the 1980s, Joanna Macy's life work is rooted in a profound study of the parallels between Buddhist and scientific worldviews. Her innovative efforts at the intersection of systems theory, Buddhist practice, and social and environmental justice have produced important developments in areas ranging from anti-nuclear activism and climate change to grief work and indigenous rights. In this unprecedented collection, some 40 prominent artists, writers, activists, scientists, and religious leaders offer reflections on Macy's contributions to their personal development and to the growth of their fields. Interspersed with these essays are ten stories from Macy herself, narrating pivotal moments that changed the course of her life. Taken together, these offerings illuminate Macy's fierce, hopeful vision of an alternative way forward for ourselves, our society, and our future.