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Turning Eco Anxiety into Eco Agency

Ep. 6

With the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in session, we address the issues of eco awareness and eco anxiety and how we can broach and discuss this with our children. As parents we may feel conflicted - too overwhelmed with the day-to-day running of family, home and work to participate meaningfully. Perhaps we do worry about climate change but don’t know how to engage our children without transferring our own anxieties to them. Or maybe we just don’t yet have the words to reassure our youngsters given the scale of the problem.

Our guest today is Kathleen Hamilton, Programmes & Partnerships Director at Force Of Nature, a youth nonprofit who work to empower young people to turn their eco-anxiety into action, and with leaders across business and education to drive intergenerational solutions. Kathleen suggests ways for us to engage with our children and students to reassure, encourage and mobilise them, hopefully reigniting our own agency in the process. 

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