AUTHORS SHOWCASE

In Conversation with Sarah Jaquette Ray

This is a virtual program

Tuesday, September 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join author Sarah Jaquette Ray, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in Environmental Studies Department at Humboldt State University discuss her book "A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety" with Kyle Pickett. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice.

A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The “climate generation”—late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z—is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science. Those inheriting our planet’s environmental problems expect to encounter challenges, but they may not have the skills to grapple with the feelings of powerlessness and despair that may arise when they confront this seemingly intractable situation.

Drawing on a decade of experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs, Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an “existential tool kit” for the climate generation. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice. A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety is the essential guidebook for the climate generation—and perhaps the rest of us—as we confront the greatest environmental threat of our time.

Moderator

Kyle Pickett is Director for Leadership and Market Development at New Building’s Institute. His experience in relationship building is critical to NBI’s ongoing collaborative efforts to decarbonize the built environment. Kyle is the Co-founder and Board Member of The William J. Worthen Foundation, a 501c3 public benefit corporation that conducts research and creates outreach initiatives on the planning, design, construction, performance, and beauty of the built environment. Previously, Kyle served as Urban Fabrick Inc’s Co-founder and COO and was responsible for the consultancy’s West Coast operations until its closure in August 2021. His leadership had established the firm as an influential community partner and reputable for inclusive technical training and successful sustainability projects.

Available through purchase at University of California Press:
https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520343306/a-field-guide-to-climate-anxiety
Discount code for attendees to purchase at a 40% discount on the ucpress website: 22E9889

This program is in collaboration with AIA San Francisco's Committee on the Environment (COTE)