Invitation to Register for Climate Anxiety Workshop

Three universities within the Pac-12 are using Braiding Sweetgrass as their Common Reading this year—Washington State University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Wanting to utilize the synergy of our three institutions and promote cross-university discussion on topics of environmental importance, our three Common Reading programs are joining together to host an experiential workshop focused on climate anxiety—how to acknowledge and address the anxiety that results from teaching and learning about the devastating consequences of climate change.  This workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 7, from 2:30-4:00 pm, via Zoom.

The workshop will be led by Kevin Gallagher (director of Emergent Resilience) and Sarah Jaquette Ray (author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet), who have experience conducting this workshop, both in-person and virtually. To keep the conversations intimate, each of the three universities is being given 24 slots for the workshop (75 attendees, total), open to students, faculty, and staff.  The workshop itself will be a combination of presentation and moderated breakout discussions that will mix peers from across the institutions.  Attached you will find a flyer with more information on the workshop. There is no cost to attendees to participate.

 Because the WSU seats are limited to 24 slots, I want to first give priority registration opportunities to those of you whose research, teaching, study, and personal interests are directly involved with issues of climate change—before we open the registration more broadly to the WSU community.  Please use this registration link to register now:

 Those who register will be sent the link for the workshop when it is made available to the universities. Once our WSU limit is reached, we will put interested people on a wait list to be notified should seats open.

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