Join us for a lively evening to deepen your understanding of climate change, and ways to effectively become part of the solution from a personal, community, and policy level. Our three panelists will talk about: climate change policy in the US (Tom Koontz), using psychology to inspire climate action (Leslie Davenport), and partnering with student climate activists (Steven Neshyba)
Tom Koontz is Professor of Environmental Policy at UW Tacoma, where he leads the Environmental Sustainability major. He served on faculty at Ohio State University for 16 years before returning to his home state in 2014. Tom's research has taken him to Germany, India, Ohio, and the Puget Sound.
Leslie Davenport is a pioneer in developing Climate Psychology, is on faculty with the California Institute of Integral Studies and JFK University, and the author of three books including Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change.
Steven Neshyba is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Puget Sound. His teaching emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to climate change. Neshyba also mentors undergraduate research into the role of ice in the climate system, including a recent field campaign to sample snow in the Chilean Andes.