Renee's groundbreaking book on engagement, Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement, available as eBook or hardcover.:
For those working to reverse ecological crises and innovate solutions, the greatest untapped resource is a deep understanding of human behavior.
It is time to fully comprehend how people feel, experience, come to terms with, and act in our ecologically fragile world.
Knowing how people relate to change enables us to engage, mobilize, and inspire positive action.
Each one of us cares about our planet. However, it’s not always clear what to do about it.
Our need to understand human behavior at the deepest levels is no longer an option, when it comes to meeting our most urgent ecological challenges. Innovating solutions, crafting engagement strategies and designing astute messaging all require a fundamental fluency in how people not only think, but feel about our changing world. Renee Lertzman knows how to turn our aspirations for a better world into actions that make a difference. She works with leaders in business, government, NGOs, and academia to develop innovative research, insightful strategies, and transformative learning programs to effectively engage stakeholders in responding to the most profound challenges of our time. Learn more about Renee…
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By understanding emotional barriers to action, we may be able to devise better guidelines for communication, advocacy and policy. Explaining Our Failure To Act Lertzman’s research seeks to explain why we fail to act on climate change, even when we’re aware of the...read more
Trump’s denial of drought and climate-change science is of a piece with his overall campaign promise to “Make America Great Again.” To many Americans, environmental regulations — especially directives to use less, conserve more — are a threat to their way of life and...read more
In 1986, Renee Lertzman, an idealistic teenager starting college, signed up for a class in environmental science. One day, her environmental science professor started lecturing on something she had never heard of before. All that oil and gas and coal that had been...read more