Why Diversity is an Asset to the Climate Movement – Dr. Anne Pasek (May 8, 2023)

Dr. Anne Pasek is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture, and the Environment at Trent University.  In this presentation she explores how climate opinion, and engagement in climate action, varies across communities based on race, gender, class, age, partisan affiliations, geography, and religion.  Dr. Pasek outlines the strategic value of diversifying … Read more

Navigating Eco-grief and Finding Hope – Dr. Jessica Marion Barr (Apr 10, 2023)

Dr. Jessica Marion Barr explains how eco-grief not only influences our lives, but is an important step in our path towards activism and hope. She is an artist, educator, researcher and assistant professor at Trent University. Her interdisciplinary practice incorporates artmaking, arts-science research, and pedagogy, investigating creative and collaborative approaches to issues around climate change, … Read more

Tips for Engaging People in Climate Conversations – Guy Hanchet (Mar 13, 2023)

Do you avoid conversations about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers for fear it will become confrontational, or grind to an awkward silence?  Guy Hanchet, president of For Our Grandchildren, helped our members to practice the skills of active listening, acknowledging, and effective engagement, in order to encourage more productive conversations about this important … Read more

Reflections on the COP 15 UN Biodiversity Conference: Land, Power, Mythologies and Love – Kaia Douglas (Jan 9, 2023)

Biodiversity and climate change are intricately intertwined.  Activist Kaia Douglas reflects upon her December 2022 experiences at the COP 15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal. View the recording of this presentation HERE. Below are some links to summaries, documents, petitions, and additional information relating to COP 15 Environmental Defence: Statement on the final outcome Podcast: … Read more