Conestoga events

2024 Sustainability Speaker series: Climate courage - Strategies to cope

March 25, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Virtual event

Students and employees are invited to this special speaking event offered as part of the 2024 Sustainability Speaker series featuring Natalie Thomas.

The effects of climate change are being felt and seen around the world. Often less visible, the complex emotions associated with a changing climate can negatively impact mental health. Termed eco-anxiety, “the chronic fear of environmental doom” is being experienced in children, young adults, and adults alike (WEF, 2022).

There are many ways to combat eco-anxiety, including taking steps to reduce personal eco-footprints, campaigning or volunteering for change and offering safe spaces for dialogue, where participants feelings can be validated while fostering a sense of community.

In this workshop, Dr. Natalie Thomas, Conestoga professor and practicing psychotherapist (qualifying), invites Conestoga community members to engage in dialogue about their emotions and what the climate crisis means to them, their families, their future, and the world.

To register:

Students need to register in advance through the Student Success Portal to attend this session and to receive CCR recognition. Employees should fill out the sign-up form to attend this event.

For more information:

Please contact Professor Michael Quartermain or Professor Laura Matheson for more information.