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Jennifer Atkinson publishes in Resilience

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson's article, titled "Climate Grief: Our Greatest Ally?" explores the hidden benefit of dark emotions in response to our climate crisis. With growing attention to the mental health impacts of climate change -- and increasing popularity of terms like "eco-anxiety" and "climate grief" -- a constant stream of "five step" articles and support groups are offering tips to cope with that despair. But, as Atkinson asks, what if ...

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Jennifer Atkinson featured on KUOW's Speakers Forum

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson's work on eco-anxiety and her podcast Facing It were featured on KUOW's Speakers Forum in a segment titled Solastalgia and you. ‘The pain was necessary to know the truth.’  From producer John O'Brien:

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Jennifer Atkinson: Why the Covid Gardening Boom is About More than Food

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson published an article on Why the Covid Gardening Boom is About More than Food with Earth Island Journal. The piece explores some of the reasons behind the surge in gardening's popularity during a time of pandemic, police violence, and protest. Atkinson interviewed University of Washington Bothell students and gardeners across the U.S., including the founders of Black Sanctuary Gardens, which ...

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Jennifer Atkinson launches "Facing It" podcast on the emotional burden of climate change

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson launched Facing It, a new podcast exploring the emotional burden of climate change. The project is a collaboration between Atkinson, who is the writer and host, and London-based composer and sound artist Roberto DavidRusconi. In her pilot episode, Atkinson explains the podcast theme ...

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday about pandemic gardens

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson was interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday for a story about pandemic gardens. The piece took up the question of why the COVID-19 pandemic has set off such an unprecedented boom in home gardening. The simple answer, of course, is fear of ...

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