Center For Ethics Spring 2019: "Climate Depression & Environmental Angst: The Emotional Toll of Ecological Loss"
From Center for Ethics on February 5th, 2019
Jennifer Atkinson, lecturer of interdisciplinary arts and sciences and associate director of the pre-major program and discovery core at the University of Washington, Bothell
Monday, February 4, 7 p.m., Moyer Hall, Miller Forum
As a faculty member at the University of Washington, Bothell, Atkinson teaches “Environmental Grief and Anxiety: Building Hope in the Age of Climate Consequences.” Her lecture will explore that course and discuss dealing with the grief and trauma of environmental loss.
Atkinson’s recent book, "Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy and Everyday Practice," explores American garden literature as a “fantasy genre” where people enact desires for sustainability, community, social justice, joyful labor, contact with nature and more vibrant and democratic cities. She has also published research on teaching environmental humanities through “multi-sensory” outdoor experience.