Community Psychologists promote research, teaching, and action related to global climate change and environmental degradation. We focus on environmental justice, particularly how environmental change affects and often perpetuates social inequality.
Posted in: Blog, Environment, InspirationGeneration-based priorities lead youth to promote environmental sustainability, health, and social justice. Youth are capable of unique problem-solving and deserving of authority related to environmental sustainability, the built environment, and health, while showing that certain communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.Read More
Posted in: Anti-Racism, Environment, Rural CommunitiesPublished in: The Community PsychologistWhite cultural complexes can be embedded in non-profit organizations. “Sustainable” practices are often rooted in Indigenous knowledge. Indigenous cultures and their history of land-care need to be honored.Read More
Posted in: Blog, EnvironmentPublished in: The Community PsychologistHow do youth view and categorize success? How do they deal with the burnout and frustration that inevitably comes when those most interested in changing the status quo have the least power to fix it? We explore questions regarding youth climate justice successes and challenges, posing them within an intersectional framework.Read More
Posted in: Blog, EnvironmentPublished in: The Community PsychologistLand reclamation can empower communities, reconnect people to land, and grow towards community liberation and autonomy. Communities are able to partake in revolutionary acts of autonomy and reclamation through the actions of physically reclaiming land in urban landscapes by eradicating colonizer plants with those plants that are Indigenous to their environments.Read More
Posted in: EnvironmentPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyA people-focused approach is a new framework for working within or alongside organizations to bring about sustainability-related changes. Community Psychologists can work beside people within an organization to support them as they embed a sustainability culture.Read More
Posted in: Environment, Mental HealthPublished in: The Community PsychologistA Forest Bathing mini-retreat can inspire us in at least two ways – gratitude and relationships. We can collectively express gratitude for the experience of forest bathing in the moment and for sharing time in-person with co-workers and friends who have scarcely been seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregating safely in a […]Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Environment, Marginalized Groups, Mental HealthPublished in: Global Journal of Community Psychology PracticeSurf therapy, an emerging intervention, can increase hope among youth at-promise. Surf therapy is an effective intervention to increase positive self-identity, and feelings of safety and inclusion.Read More