WR 121 Cowan: Eco-anxiety resources

Environmental issues assignment

Eco-anxiety resources

Thinking about environmental issues can be distressing. The terms eco-anxiety and climate anxiety or grief refer to the feelings of sadness, loss, fear and hopelessness caused by environmental and climate disruption. The resources on this page help explain eco-anxiety and how to address it. 

“Generation Dread” Author Britt Wray Shares Insights on Eco-Anxiety

Image of video interviewBritt Wray, Human and Planetary Health Fellow at Stanford University and author of the new book Generation Dread, is interviewed on Metrofocus to discuss environment-related fears and anxieties, and to suggest strategies for turning climate despair into positive action. (13 minute video). Link to video. 

Online resources

TED Talk, How to turn climate anxiety into action, with psychologist Renée Lertzman (14 minutes)

Web resources:

Quick hits of hope

Highly recommended eco-anxiety books!