We welcome you to check here for the latest news concerning the Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind and Behavior program and the ways we are connecting new insights from cognitive, behavioral and social science about the drivers of human behavior to generate more effective climate solutions.
Could Climate Campaigners’ Focus on Current Events be Counterproductive? by Andrew Revkin, The New York Times, Dot Earth Blog, August 20, 2013. “The message these days has become all about extreme events, from the Frankenstorm to intense droughts… The merits and drawbacks of real-time and long-term arguments for addressing climate change were discussed at this year’s Climate, Mind and Behavior symposium at the Garrison Institute. Daniel Schrag, a prominent climate scientist at Harvard and member of President Obama’s committee of science and technology advisers, gave a talk making the case for climate action based on the extraordinarily clear and sobering body of science pointing to a profoundly transformed planet in coming centuries. Please watch his talk here…”
Climate Resilience – Deconstructing the new buzz word, by Cara Pike, Climate Access, May 10, 2013. “'Climate resiliency' is a new buzzword in environmental communications…Back in March, I had the pleasure of co-facilitating the Climate, Cities and Behavior Symposium at the Garrison Institute, a gathering of municipal and community leaders involved in climate and sustainability planning. The focus was on understanding the intersections between resiliency, sustainability and climate issues. It quickly became clear that while use of the term resiliency is rising, there are still a lot of issues to consider about what resiliency actually means and the pros and cons of using it to advance public understanding and engagement…"
Our mission? Create green schools for everyone within this generation. by Rachel Gutter, Center for Green Schools. A video on the Center for Green Schools website featuring excerpts from Rachel Gutter's presentation at the Climate, Mind and Behavior symposium in 2011.
Climate, Mind and Behavior Leadership Council:
Dina Biscotti, UC Davis
Uwe Brandes, Urban Land Institute
Marilyn Cornelius, Stanford University
Jeff Domanski, Princeton University
Becky Ford, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ruth Greenspan-Bell, Woodrow Wilson Intl Center for Scholars
Lauren Kubiak, Natural Resources Defense Council
Skip Laitner, ACEEE
Nils Moe, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Phil Payne, Gingko Residential
Roger Platt, USGBC
Jonathan Rose, Garrison Institute Board Member
Kurt Roth, Fraunhofer Institute
Jonathan Rowson, RSA
Rachael Shwom, Rutgers University
Jennifer Tabanico, Action Research
Jason Twill, Lend Lease (Australia)