According to Britt Wray, climate anxiety researcher at Stanford University, young people can navigate fears about climate change and become stewards of our planet in their own unique ways.
UVA's Environmental Institute and the Contemplative Sciences Center present a resource fair, sponsored by UVA’s Office for Sustainability, convening UVA organizations and off-Grounds groups that can help students navigate eco-anxiety while offering concrete ways to combat climate change.
The event will feature companies offering “green” jobs as well as organizations providing mental health and wellbeing support. University partners include:
- UVA's Environmental Institute
- Contemplative Sciences Center
- Office for Sustainability
- Decarbonization Corps program
- Public Service Pathways
- UVA Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- UVA Career Center
- Maxine Platzer Lynn's Women’s Center
- Outdoor Adventure
- Student Health
- Morven Sustainability Lab
- School of Architecture
- Department of Environmental Sciences
- UVA Sawmilling
- Forest Patch Planting Initiative
- UVA Nitrogen
- Mind&Body at UVA
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
Outside organizations include:
- Peace Corps
- Madison House
- Green Fin Studio
- Appalachian Voices
- Resilient VA
- Community Climate Collaborative
- Living Energy Farm
Registration not required.
This event immediately follows a presentation on climate dread by Stanford researcher and author Britt Wray at 12:30 p.m. You may attend one or both events.