Breaking the Climate Avoidance Habit: Moving People from Anxiety to Action

Date(s) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
8:30 am


A virtual seminar on “Breaking the Climate Avoidance Habit: Moving People from Anxiety to Action” will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Dr. Mick Smyer, professor of psychology at Bucknell University and founder of Graying Green, will present.

Zoom Meeting ID: 722912491

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Seminar Description: 

We have a climate avoidance habit and it’s time to break it. A sizable majority (73%) of Americans know that climate change is happening; a majority (62%) know that it is human caused. But a majority (59%) also say they discuss global warming with their family members or friends “rarely” or “never,” according to Yale University and George Mason University researchers.

Drawing on insights from psychology, human-centered design and climate communication strategies, in this interactive webinar Smyer will outline a workshop  approach to help you move people from anxiety to action on climate issues. You’ll leave with a clear next step for your own action plan and a clear understanding of what will motivate your audience to succeed.

The session will be recorded and posted to the Civic Ecology Lab’s YouTube channel.

This seminar series is hosted by the Civic Ecology Lab and the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions.