The Myth of Apathy: Cultivating Resilience from the Inside-Out | September 16, 2015
The Myth of Apathy: Cultivating Resilience from the Inside-Out | September 16, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Is it possible that our anxieties about climate change and our ecological problems, and the dilemmas they raise regarding how we live, can be so great as to actually impede our capacities for responding more effectively? If so, what can we do about this? Gain a better understanding of the environmental movements’s greatest untapped resource – a deep understanding of human behavior.
Renee argues for the need to attend to emotional aspects of sustainability, and how what can appear as apathy or inaction is often paradoxically a symptom of deep concern and care for our world. Come hear her radically reframe the psychology of climate and environmentally-related challenges, and learn how to engage, mobilize and inspire change.
Renee Lertzman, PhD, author of Environmental Melancholia,teaches Psychology of Environmental Education and Communication in the MA programme at Royal Roads University, British Columbia, Canada, and is an applied researcher and communications consultant. She has a PhD in Psychosocial Studies from Cardiff University, UK, a MA in Communication Studies from UNC Chapel Hill, and actively consults, speaks and teaches internationally across governmental, private, public and educational sectors.