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Contacting your elected officials? INSERT YOUR DREAM HERE

The story goes that during Reverend Martin Luther King’s famous speech at the March at Washington on August 28, 1963, the gospel singer Mahalia Jackson shouted to Rev. King, “Tell them about the dream, Martin!” at which point King set aside his prepared notes to improvise the famous, “I have a dream…” section of his speech. [...]

You Need a Mediterranean Lifestyle

Along with being careful about your time and setting do-able goals, another way to foster your personal sustainability is to check in on your overall lifestyle. This might seem too much to take on. But, I have an idea for you: Cultivate a "Mediterranean Lifestyle." To learn more, keep reading....    A client of mine [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Environmental Identity, Health|0 Comments

Groundhog Day as a Time of Inspiration 

Think about the time around Groundhog Day as opportunity to celebrate that you made it through the darkest period of winter. Imagine seeds of inspiration that are stirring within you. Take time to celebrate ancient, Earth-based holidays. It’s an ideal way synchronize your mental health with the seasons of the year and the cycles of [...]

Make a Positive Impact With Your Career (and Avoid Giver Burnout)

Life is short. Most of us must work to support ourselves. How can we design our careers so that we can have the most positive impact on the world? The Effective Altruism movement came up on my radar recently. (Maybe through my various research about the concept of the Social Contract?) Effective Altruism tries to [...]

Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2017 | Residence on Earth

via Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2017 | Residence on Earth by Clara Changxin Fang During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said that climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese, he intends to remove barriers to drilling and fracking, and pull the United States out of the Paris Climate [...]

1st Annual Vive NW Conference | Culturally Diversifying the Outdoors

Thomas led a workshop on environmental identity at Vive Northwest’s inaugural conference event, “Culturally Diversifying the Outdoors.” The event was designed to bring together organizations across the private, non profit and government sectors in the outdoor and nature industries to initiate a conversation around a strategy to make the outdoor spaces of the Pacific Northwest [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Environmental Identity, Events, Public Speaking, Workshop|0 Comments

Second Annual Oregon Ecopsychology Symposium: The Psychology of Interdependence | June 10-11, 2016

I wanted to share news about this second annual event happening in June. This is an incredible group of local speakers, with more being added daily, and the value is outstanding. We had a very powerful experience last year and many new connections were made. The Lewis & Clark campus is beautiful in June. Come [...]

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 [...]

By | July 8th, 2015|Ecopsychology, Environmental Identity, video|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 [...]