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IAS faculty present at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Martha Groom, and Rob Turner presented at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on February 27. Their panel, "Progressive Paradise to Dystopian Persistence: Discussing the Goalposts of Sustainability with Students and Peers," explored how sustainability-oriented teaching has shifted over time. The panel discussed how projections of the future constructed with students and peers frame the challenge of sustainability, and how those changing projections influence both the methods for pursuing sustainability and our capacities to act.

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks on "Climate Depression and Environmental Angst"

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AS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson spoke at Muhlenberg College's Center for Ethics event seriesThe Ethics of the Anthropocene: Crisis Earth. Her talk on "Climate Depression and Environmental Angst" explored the complex emotional and ethical issues faced by the Climate Generation, offering strategies for students, educators, and activists to stay engaged in environmental justice work over the long run. Both her lecture and ...

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Jennifer Atkinson and students interviewed in Medium

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson and three IAS students - Rhissa Delphin, Mahleah Grant, and Michael Groves - were interviewed for a story published by Medium on the emotional dimensions of environmental loss. The article, titled "Climate Change’s Hidden Victim: Your Mental Health," explores UW Bothell's seminar on Environmental Anxiety and Grief.  It argues that ...

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Jennifer Atkinson interviewed on "Teaching in the Age of Eco-Grief"

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson spoke with Sarah Jaquette Ray, producer of the podcast Big Planet, Big Feels.  Ray met Atkinson when she gave a talk last December at UW on eco-grief and the climate generation.  Ray learned about Atkinson’s course on environmental depression, sparking an interest in interviewing her for this podcast. The class was so radical, it was covered on the front page in The Seattle Times.  Atkinson recently ...

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Jennifer Atkinson: 'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson was featured in an article on climate grief on NBC News.  The article, "'Climate grief': The growing emotional toll of climate change," cites Atkinson’s seminar as one of the few nationally to take up this important issue.

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