Fear to Action

Feeling despair facing a future with the devastating effects of climate change? There may be a remedy.

Hosted by UVA’s Environmental InstituteContemplative Sciences Center, and Public Service Pathways from the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic OutreachBritt Wray, a scientist and expert on the psychological impacts of the climate crisis especially among young people, shares research and personal experiences from her journey from fear to hope and action. Based on her book “Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Anxiety,” Wray will offer ways for us to thrive, feel less alone and restore ourselves for the long haul.

Copies of Wray’s book will be on sale at the event.

Registration not required.

You are invited to stay for a resources fair immediately following the talk. At the fair, UVA student organizations and outside organizations will offer concrete ways to navigate climate anxiety. You may attend one or both events.

The Contemplative Sciences Center is hosting a related Nature Walk with Geoff Cox at 3:00 p.m. at The Dell.

Headshot of Britt Wray

Britt Wray is an author and researcher working at the forefront of climate change and mental health. She is the Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry, a research and action initiative focused on Community- minded Interventions for Resilience, Climate Leadership, and Emotional wellbeing in Stanford's School of Medicine.

February 22, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm