Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Center of the Environment at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Center for the Environment hosts the National High School Environmental Youth Summit each year.
Led by Professor John Wear, the Center inspires students with exciting interdisciplinary classes and brings national environmental leaders to the campus to address wide-ranging issues in sustainability.
For the past year, I've been researching the psychological impacts of the climate crisis. The feeling of overwhelm that many people experience when they face the truth of our rapidly changing climate can lead to despair -- especially for young people. The round table of discussion at Catawba, including two college students, a high school student, and a college counselor.
Check out the conversation here:
Zoom Panel Discussion at Catawba College, Center for the Environment: The Eco-Anxiety Epidemic: The Mental Health Crisis We Aren't Talking bout & How We Can Help, 2/25/21.