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Strategies for Overcoming Climate Eco-Anxiety


Wednesday January 22, 2020: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


As the climate crisis intensifies, we are inundated in the everyday with negative images and stories that darken our present and future horizon. As a result, more people are experiencing mental health consequences, or what is being called 'eco-anxiety'. Sadly, we expect eco-anxiety to spike across the globe, and the reality is especially worrying among children and youth who will bear the brunt of the crisis, even as governments fail to take action.

In this talk, Jennifer Bowles, Ph.D. will draw on her work as psychotherapist, as well as her anthropological fieldwork with farmers and farmworkers in Northeast Argentina, to lay out strategies for both assuaging eco-anxiety and mobilizing us toward change.