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Equity Talks: Achieving Environmental Change through Nourishing the Planet (and Ourselves!)

February 24 @ 7:00 pm 8:15 pm

As the heat of the planet rises, so too does the pressure on rising generations to find solutions to heal our environment. Such pressure gives rise to a new climate-induced crisis: our own mental health. How is climate change altering the way we relate to stress and trauma, our decisions about our future, and the increased disparities experienced by marginalized communities? Join Brit Wray, PhD for a discussion on the intersection of climate change, social justice, and mental health and how we can all contribute to the harmony of our world and our own inner peace. Register for this event.

Pandemics and biodiversity collapse are no longer the stuff of science fiction. As a science storyteller, broadcaster, and author, Wray’s work lies at the forefront of science and ethics surrounding environmentalism. From the coronavirus to the climate crisis, Wray helps us understand how the world is changing and what that means for us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Her forthcoming book Generation Dread (Knopf-Random House 2021) will explore the mental health and psychological impacts of the climate and wider eco-crisis.

Currently a host on CBC Radio 1’s flagship science show Quirks and Quarks, Wray is also developing a documentary with CBC’s legendary science program The Nature of Things. The New Yorker named her first book Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction a “book we loved” and The Sunday Times called it a “must-read.” By making science accessible and illuminating its possible consequences, Wray’s writing, broadcasting, and talks help us understand how the world is changing, creating a rich space for conversation about how each of us can respond to those changes. Read more about Britt here.

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