Britt Wray to deliver Earth Week keynote address at Elon on April 24

Wray, a groundbreaking researcher and author, will speak at on April 24 at 7 pm in McKinnon Hall.

As part of Earth Week events at Elon University, groundbreaking researcher, storyteller and author of Generation Dread Britt Wray will deliver the keynote address entitled “How to Cope with Climate Anxiety: Saving the Earth and Saving Ourselves” on Wednesday, April 24, in McKinnon Hall inside the Moseley Center at 7 p.m.

Britt Wray

Although anxieties surrounding the climate crisis can cause us to burn out, give up and question deeply personal decisions like whether to have children, working through these anxieties can unlock a deep capacity to care for and act on climate issues. During this fascinating and hopeful talk, Wray will discuss the emotional and existential effects of living in a warming world and how we can get through them together.

We need to look at the climate crisis, not just the political or technological issues, but the mental health consequences as well. Wray will present practical tips and strategies for healthily and productively dealing with our emotions, living with climate trauma and strengthening our communities so we can combat climate change together.

This keynote presentation is free and open to the public with a Q&A. It will be recorded and made available to anyone with Elon login credentials.
Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Counseling Services, Environmental Studies Department, and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life.