Interview with Sarah Jaquette Ray, author of “A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety”

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True Power for Climate Resilience and RecoveryA Field Guide to Climate Anxiety

With Sarah Jaquette Ray, author of

A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety:

How to keep your cool on a warming planet

Sunday, March 28, 2021

3:00-5:00 pm CDT on Zoom 

Dr. Ray will talk about her book, why she wrote it, and what she hopes it does for the climate generation– and anybody else who experiences climate anxiety. She’ll talk about some of the traps we get into that make us feel powerless and despairing, and explore some strategies to cultivate resilience and efficacy to face the challenges of climate justice. She will explore educators’ tools and experiences through the lens of the Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators.

Register here

Follow-up Programming

Read Aloud: A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety with the Kansas City Kansas Public Library’s Book Club!

Join the KCK Public Library for the reading of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet by Dr. Sarah Jacquette Ray. Online Mondays at 1 pm CDT April 5th-26th. There will be a short discussion period after each reading. The first 20 registrants will have complimentary copies provided to them. These copies will be available at the West Wyandotte Library located at 1737 N. 82nd Street. More information at this link.

You can purchase “A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety” online or for pickup, through

Sarah Jaquette Ray chairs and teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at Humboldt State University. Her current work brings together climate justice and psychology. She is co-founder of the website, an Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators, co-lead on an open-access online teaching resource, NXTerra: Transformative Education for Climate Action, and works with students, activists, professionals, and educators to support the climate generation.

In 2020, she published a book for the climate generation on this research, A Field Guide to Climate Change: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet.  She is also author of The Ecological Other: Environmental Exclusion in American Culture (University of Arizona, 2013) and co-editor of three collections: Critical Norths: Space, Nature, Theory (2017), Disability Studies & the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory (2017), and Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (2019).

Climate of Community events are sponsored by The Resilient Activist.