SCCS-NY 2022 Plenaries

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Dr. Jennifer Atkinson

Tuesday, October 4th at 10:00am EDT

Dr. Jennifer Atkinson is an author and Associate Professor of environmental humanities at the University of Washington. Her seminars on Eco-Grief & Climate Anxiety have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, NBC News and many other outlets. Dr. Atkinson is currently working on a book titled An Existential Toolkit for the Climate Crisis, which offers strategies to help young people navigate the emotional toll of climate breakdown. She leads public seminars on climate and mental health in partnership with youth activists, psychologists, climate scientists and policy makers. Her podcast “Facing It” also gives people tools to channel eco-anxiety into action.