Personal Sustainability Blog


Vacation Reading That Might Help You to Have a Vacation

Those “best summer reading lists” can be overwhelming—all those good books, and so little time when you actually get down to it. So, I won’t inflict that on you. (Well, actually, I will in a bit, since I saw great list from I wanted to share. But first…) I’ll share two books I really like that may […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Books|0 Comments

My “Psychology and Nature” Videos Were Translated into Spanish

My videos on “Psychology & Nature” were given Spanish subtitles for use by the Spanish Association of Environmental Psychology and Latin-American Environmental Psychology Network.

A reminder: I recently collaborated on this project with videographer Michael Annus and psychologist Tatiana Snyder from Portland Community College.  A series of brief Youtube videos were made to introduce the world […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity, video|0 Comments

First Annual Oregon Ecopsychology Symposium – June 5th

Date: Friday, June 5, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel
Registration: $125, includes 6.5 CEUs or PDUs, $50 students. Lunch included.
Symposium Website

I really pleased to host this unique one-day event in Portland!
We’ll meet on the Lewis & Clark campus, rated #1 Top Green College by Princeton Review
I’ll be joined by 11 […]

By |May 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fund the Therapy Yurt!

Help Mitch get a yurt from Mitchell Bacon on Vimeo.

A former student of mine Mitchell Bacon has a droll DIY video for his great Therapy Yurt Indiegogo crowd funding project. He plans to move his psychotherapy office into a yurt in the undeveloped backyard of a holistic health center in Portland. His vision is to create a […]

Just in Time for Earth Day: Psychology and Nature Videos!

I am really excited to share this new video project. Tatiana Snyder, a psychology instructor at Portland Community College (PCC), has been inspiring new psychology students by showcasing psychologists who have interesting practice niches. So, she invited me to work with PCC video director Michael Annus and editor Lucia DeLisa to describe ecopsychology. This turned […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit at James Madison University

A brief note about a recent summit I attended at James Madison University in Virginia. The event was called “Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self.” Given the title, you can see why I was really excited to be there. This was billed as a “research-to-practice” summit in which educators and representatives from nongovernmental organizations around the […]

An International Women’s Day Reflection on Ecofeminism

In Honor of International Women’s Day, a guest post from my colleague Darrin Gunkel

–Thomas Doherty

While International Women’s Day is technically a labor-oriented holiday, with roots in the communist world, women’s work is often at the heart of ecofeminist discussion. Or perhaps I should say ecofeminism discussions, since painting the movement with one sweeping stroke effectively […]

By |March 8th, 2015|Ecopsychology, Guest Blog|0 Comments

Looking back on 2014: Nature-Health-Access Workshop at Lewis & Clark

One of the local events I am most proud of from 2014 is the Nature-Health-Access workshop that I created at Lewis and Clark this past summer.  A great group came together to discuss issues in access to healthy green spaces among different cultural groups in the Portland area.

— Thomas Doherty

Earlier this year a group of […]

“Psychology and Nature” Video

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, I recorded a short video on “Psychology and Nature” with psychology professor Tatiana Snyder and videographer Michael Annus of Portland Community College (PCC).

Tatiana has collaborated with Michael to create a series of videos for students about psychologists who do interesting kinds of work, including sports psychology and neuropsychology.

Tatiana was originally interested in […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Announcements, Ecopsychology, Media, video|0 Comments

A note about the vote…


All respect to Russell Brand and to those who do not vote out of principle. To others, make sure to get your ballot in. I’m big on voting—even if it’s not as much fun as my first vote in the mysterious old curtained mechanical voting booths in Buffalo, or as classic as putting my paper […]