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Brett Jenks Lecture Available via Livestream

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

WHY THE BIGGEST BARRIER TO SOLVINGOUR CLIMATE CRISIS MAY BE IN OUR HEADS

Join Rare CEO and 2017 Rose Walters Prize recipient Brett

Jenks for a thought-provoking session that illuminates how the biggest barriers impeding conservation climate solutions lie not in the natural world, but rather in our brains and ourselves.

Humans are very complicated beings. And while we love recounting simple heroic stories, we aren’t very good at diagnosing, much less understanding, what actually brings about such seismic shifts. Consider bloodletting or abolition or a woman’s right to vote? What motivated such huge shifts in the way people treat themselves and each other? These epic shifts in social norms around health practices, politics and commerce are quite similar to the dramatic transformations we now seek in creating a sustainable world.

So what makes change? What do we know? And what is being learned in behavioral economics, social psychology and neuroscience that will let us become the change agents we need to be? This will be the focus of our discussion.

Oct. 10, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Dickinson College Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium
360 W. Louther Street, Carlisle PA 17013

The event is free and open to the public, or via livestream.

Contact sustainability@dickinson.edu for more information.

Details

Date:
October 10, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm
Website:
http://www.dickinson.edu/Jenks

Venue

Dickinson College
272 West High St
Carlisle, PA 17013 United States
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Website:
http://www.dickinson.edu/