The Journey From Climate Doom to Active Hope


When you think about climate change and the destruction of ecosystems, do you experience feelings of despair or helplessness? Do you want to leave these negative thoughts and feelings behind and take a thought-provoking journey to “active hope”?  In this discussion-oriented class, you will explore the ideas of scientists, social scientists, and philosophers who have shown us how we could create a more hopeful story for ourselves. You will consider this question: How can I become more active—and hopeful—in protecting the Earth and ensuring the well-being of future generations? 



Recommended Reading:

 Short articles and/or videos will be assigned before each class. Links to these will be provided.

About the Instructor

Thomas G. White has a PhD in developmental psychology. He has taught at Gettysburg College and Osher Institutes of Lifelong Learning at the University of Southern Maine and the College of William and Mary in Virginia. 



Thomas White



9:30-11:30 a.m..
6-week course begins Nov. 7



Class meets at UMA Brunswick Center, Orion Hall, 12 Sewall St. (Brunswick Landing), Brunswick—Room 119