Academy Award® Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face.
Renee’s groundbreaking research book, Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement, is now available.
Guide to Reducing Ivory Demand, with WWF
Understanding human behavior at the deepest levels is no longer an option. It’s an imperative.
When it comes to meeting our most urgent ecological challenges, our engagement and communications efforts require a fundamental fluency in how people not only think, but feel about our changing world. The greatest barrier facing engagement is not more education or awareness-raising. It’s how people may find it hard to process such challenging information, such as climate change threats, water and food security, threats to wildlife conservation, or our relationship with energy.
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 engage stakeholders in responding to the most profound challenges of our time. Central to this is applying insights from psychosocial research, neurosciences and social sciences to how we can be more effective and impactful in our communications. Often this involves rethinking our assumptions when it comes to behavior change and the psychology of our current environmental challenges. Learn more about Renee…
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
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