In DAME: We are living through two epidemics—an unprecedented deadly virus, and the pandemic of racism that has reached a tipping point. Dr. Renee Lertzman answers your questions on how to process, and then soldier on.
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Getting through the coronavirus pandemic at the same time that we are experiencing climate change is presenting us with two unprecedented challenges — a need to explore how we got here and what kind of humans we’re going to be as we move forward. The process requires curiosity, compassion and lots of discussion about it with others.
READ THE ARTICLE IN THE MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
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.
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For those working to advance sustainability, the going can get tough. How can we catalyze transformation, at the scale and rate needed right now? Dr. Renée Lertzman addresses the Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership class and shares her playbook on best practices for engaging people across private and public sectors.
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On Morning Consult: Adults who say they are not concerned about climate change are less likely than the general public to be taking personal actions to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus. And in contrast, climate-concerned U.S. adults are more likely to be taking these actions.
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On CNN: More and more people are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and despairing. And here’s the thing: we really need to be talking about this. Openly, without judgment, shame, blame, guilt or “emotional policing”.
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On CNN Special Report: Join Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir for an American road trip to explore how the climate crisis is already transforming life as we know it. (To watch, follow link, find documentary in Shows under CNN Special Report. Sign in may be required.)
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On Curiosity Daily Podcast: Dr. Renée Lertzman will help you understand uncertainty and how to work through the feelings you might be feeling thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
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In Garage Magazine: If the purpose of art is to make people see the world in new ways—to open their eyes—then it’s never been so urgent. Some artists are doing more than preaching to the choir.
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On NPR Health News: For some, feelings of sadness about the state of the planet aren’t new — they’re constant and at times debilitating. This experience goes by many names, among them eco-anxiety, climate grief and climate despair.
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