I support greater climate action through research, consulting, and coaching on climate change communications that are connected with what is most meaningful to people.
I do social science research on what climate change means to people—from within their own sense of identity, values and worldviews—so to better support public engagement with climate change. The technologies for developing low-carbon societies are not the key barriers to climate action; rather, it is the lack of a sufficient social mandate to support the use of such technologies and to inspire the political will for such transformative change. I have facilitated deliberative dialogues across positions and perspectives in polarized social spaces on the climate issue, and yet have found that shared meaning is indeed possible. From shared meaning, will come a sustainable future.
This website shares current publications and research, ongoing projects, and consulting services. Get in contact; I am always looking for good ideas, new perspectives, and more collaborators to further effective climate action.
Photo credit: Eugene Pustoshkin