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Course Description

Using principles of psychology, design and behavioral economics, Michael A. "Mick" Smyer, Ph.D., is leading an international effort to move older adults from environmental anxiety to earth-friendly action through his hour-long "Your Climate Journey" workshops. The project is part of his Graying Green initiative, which also includes a consultation to public and private organizations on how to engage their older members, retirees and near-retirees in sustainability efforts. His work has been featured on NPR, PBS, and other media outlets.

A healthy planet is your legacy: Pass it on. We have a climate avoidance habit and it’s time to break it.

  • 73% of Americans know that climate change is happening
  • 62% know that it is human-caused but
  • 66% “never or rarely” discuss global warming with family members or friends

In this active, one-hour workshop Dr. Mick Smyer will help you move people from anxiety to action on climate issues. Each participant leaves with a clear next step for action and a clear understanding of what motivates success.

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