Please join us for this exciting Women’s Environmental Network event to listen to Dr. Christie Manning discuss the psychology of sustainable behavior through insights gained through over a decade of research and action.
Thursday, September 27
Conservation Corps Headquarters
60 Plato Blvd E, Ste 210
Saint Paul, MN 55107
5:45 – 6:00: Registration and refreshments
6:15 – 7:00: The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior, presented by Dr. Manning
7:00 – 7:30: Q&A and discussion
WEN Members: $5
WEN Student members: Free
Non-member students: $5
Seats are limited, so please register today!
All genders welcome! Proceeds from this and other WEN events go toward providing more opportunities to network around environmental issues.
What will it take to move our world toward sustainability and what role can we as individuals play? For the last 12 years Dr. Manning has been exploring this question from a psychological perspective. In her talk she will share insights from psychology on how to create conditions that awaken awareness and encourage behavior change. She will discuss the barriers that keep so many of us stuck in unsustainable patterns, and point out the ways that we each can build bridges toward meaningful action.
Dr. Christie Manning teaches in the department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She teaches a range of courses at the intersection of Psychology and Environmental Studies, including Psychology of Sustainable Behavior and Psychology and/of Climate Change. Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices and how these choices positively or negatively impact ecological and social systems. Christie’s recent co-authored publications include a 2018 edited volume, Psychology and Climate Change, a 2017 review article in the journal Science, “Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation”, and a 2016 academic textbook, Psychology for Sustainability.
A discussion and Q&A will follow Dr. Manning’s presentation. Dinner will be catered by El Burrito Mercado and is included in the event registration fee.
Bookings are closed for this event.