Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

Drawing on ten years’ experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs, author Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an “existential toolkit” for the climate generation in A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety. 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.

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Sarah Jaquette Ray teaches environmental studies at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and is author of The Ecological Other: Environmental Exclusion in American Culture.

Presented in partnership with Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and Thrive.
 

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Part book club, part lecture series, and part learning outside of the classroom, UBC Reads Sustainability brings well-known sustainability authors to UBC to engage in a campus-wide discussion, creating a forum for students across disciplines to discuss sustainability issues.