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EBN: Growing Greener -- Climate Crisis: What's Age Got to Do With It?

This quote from Mick Smyer, Founder and CEO of Growing Greener, states both the premise for his work and the purpose of this webinar.

People over 50 are often faulted for the threat of global warming and climate change. "Your generation caused this whole mess," is a frequent point of view. Headlines such as "...must move much faster to avoid a perilous future on an overheated planet..." generate tension and anxiety. But what should we do?

Growing Greener was created to help move people from anxiety to action on climate change. It started with a simple idea: connect two global patterns, population aging and climate change. How might older adults use their time, experience and talent in combating the climate crisis? 

Drawing on insights from psychology, human-centered design and climate communication strategies, Growing Greener helps individuals and organizations develop clear plans for moving from climate change victims to potential leaders of climate action.


Dr. Mick Smyer is the former Provost and an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. He is also a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College and an Encore Public Voices Fellow. He is a national expert on aging and has written and lectured extensively on the topic, held leadership roles in national aging organizations, consulted to Fortune 500 companies, state and national legislative leaders, and universities on the impacts of aging. His most recent book is Aging and Mental Health, with Daniel Segal and Sara Qualls. Dr. Smyer holds degrees from Yale and Duke University. 

A native of New Orleans, Mick provides vocals and “nuanced” washboard with the Rustical Quality String Band, including on their most recent CD, Rescued from Oblivion.

Offered by Encore Boston Network.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
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