Climate Crisis: From Anxiety to Action
May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDTFree
Concerned about the lack of action on climate change and wondering what you can do about it? Join Mick Smyer, founder of Growing Greener and Encore Public Voices Fellow, for a discussion about innovative ways to help people move from anxiety into action. Learn how we can all be more proactive in efforts to reduce the harmful effects of climate change.
Dr. Smyer is the founder and CEO of Growing Greener: Climate Action for a Warming World. With support from Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, he taps expertise in gerontology, communication strategies, and human-centered design to move people from anxiety to action to habit on climate change. Growing Greener views people not solely as potential victims of climate change, but also as potential leaders of climate action.
Smyer is the former Provost and an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. He is also a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College. A national expert, Smyer has written and lectured extensively on aging.