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Nature Connectedness & Eco-Anxiety

Posted on: Mar 21, 2022

Why you should care if you’re working to improve sustainability?

The current climate and environmental crises we are facing is an eco-social crisis beyond any humanity has yet encountered. The pace of change in our environment that we are needing to adapt to is now occurring at an unprecedented rate and on an unprecedented scale. Whether you are focusing on renewable energy sources, sustainable business practices, pro-environmental behavior, or pro-nature conservation behavior – what grounds all of this is the human—nature connection. This talk focuses on the importance of nature connectedness, its flip-side, eco-anxiety, and why these psychological constructs are vital to consider when working towards a sustainable future.

RSVP to attend

Thursday, March 24, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In-person: AW125

Online: Google Meet

Speaker Information

Dr. Holli-Anne Passmore

Dr. Passmore is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Nature—Meaning in Life Research Lab in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University of Edmonton.  She is an invited academic for the Living Environment and Wellbeing section of the Global Wellbeing Initiative partnership between Gallup and the Wellbeing for Planet Earth Foundation. Holli-Anne is also a co-developer of the free online course on Nature Connectedness out of the University of Derby, UK, and an Editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing. She collaborates with colleagues from around the globe on a number of nature-based research endeavors.  Her academic research articles and book chapters have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and publications. and featured in various media and podcasts.

About the Speaker Series

McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy (McNeil C.A.R.E) and the Concordia Alumni Association are proud to present the Renewable Energy Speaker Series. This speaker series aims to provide CUE members (students, alumni, staff and faculty) and the community in general with the opportunity to explore renewable energy solutions, learn about the challenges faced by the sustainable energy sector (industry, government and society), careers in the renewable energy sector and interact with experts from across Canada and beyond.


Please email Dr. Isha Katyal, Director, Innovation and Industry with any questions.

Release Consent

Please note that the session will be recorded and posted on the BMO-CIAR website. By signing up for the event, you hereby consent and authorize the Concordia University of Edmonton to use your testimonials/comments and any photographs, video, or audio recordings taken of you for internal and external newsletters; news releases; journalist requests; and Concordia University of Edmonton promotional materials, including the World Wide Web, printed documents, audiotapes, videotapes, CD-ROMs, posters and in any and all other media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by the Concordia University of Edmonton. You will make no monetary or other claims against the Concordia University of Edmonton for the use of the above-mentioned media.