Leadership and the Environment

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246: The Emotions Around Environmental Action

Ep. 246

What emotions do you associate with environmental action?

I find people associate shame and guilt with it. I find these emotions lead people to suppress the emotions and hide the behavior leading to it.

I propose reacting to pollution and polluting behavior with disgust. If someone hands me a plastic bottle of water, I feel disgust. I propose replacing the terms they've come up in Sweden for flight shame with flight disgust.

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