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Syme: we should trust communities

July 23, 2010


This week I went to two talks by Professor Geoff Syme from Edith Cowan. He presented a social psychological approach to climate change and water allocation. In the first talk Syme developed a model of factors affecting support for Climate Change policy. The model includes knowledge, awareness of consequences, personal pro-environmental norms, personal and societal […]

Occupational theme and sustainability worldview?

April 24, 2009


I’m wondering today if there is a  link between occupational preferences and sustainability?    I was prompted there by an interesting report in the latest Communications of the ACM.   LeeAnne Coder and her colleagues report on a study of 500 graduates in Kansas.   They were interested in exploring the extent to which “the dearth of […]

Byte here for sustainability: rethinking school lunch

June 26, 2007


I have a theory. A person’s sustainability awareness decreases while they are in tertiary education. Why? Three reasons. 1. We’re not very good at modelling sustainable behaviour (yes the skip, but also try informally applying the Green League criteria to your own organisation – I did, it’s not pretty) 2. According to Erik Erickson’s eight […]

We could learn lots from teachgreenpsych

June 18, 2007


Thanks to Anelibrary I’ve been looking at this really nice set of resources Described as “Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: A Manual of Resources“, the creators state that their purpose in creating this site… is to provide a resource to help instructors begin integrating psychology and environmental issues in their courses. The site has a […]