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Hard Earth Talk: Thinking Green

Date and Time: 
February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
Roble Theater in Roble Hall
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
(650) 670-7321
Event Sponsor: 
Roble Living Laboratory for Sustainability at Stanford

Your views on nature depend largely on how you were nurtured.

There’s a common view that, if people knew more about climate science, they’d accept it. But that view is wrong. What people believe about climate change depends largely on their backgrounds: a complex swirl of emotions, social ties, morals, experiences, and community connections. This insight suggests an effective strategy for environmental educators: tie environmental lessons to students’ identities to change their hearts and minds.

Indira Pukhan | PhD Student, Education