It’s normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed by climate change. Can we turn those feelings into something productive?
Dr. Renée Lertzman is a researcher, educator and engagement strategist who uses psychological insights to unlock action on global climate and environmental crises.
As we witness environmental destruction, climate crisis, and injustice, we might have a tendency to want to avoid the helplessness, anger, grief, and disconnection that inevitably arise. Avoiding these feelings is what keeps us from engaging. Renée has traveled this road herself and has clear insight as to how we can work with our paralysis, and begin to understand how to help ourselves and others get off the couch and do something.
The dialogue was facilitated by Sara Demetry and included teachings, break-out groups, and an opportunity to ask questions.
You may also enjoy watching Renée’s TED talk: (https://www.ted.com/talks/renee_lertzman_how_to_turn_climate_anxiety_into_action)
You can also join us for a follow-up event on Zoom on Sunday, June 7th at noon (Eastern time)!