CUSA’s Transformational Media Director, Beth Karlin, delivered a plenary address at the Garrison Institute’s annual Climate, Mind, and Behavior Symposium. The event took place June 10-12 in Garrison, New York, and also featured talks by a variety of interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners, including Wade Davis of National Geographic, Andy Revkin of the New York Times, and Dan Schrag from the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
The Garrison Institute was established in 2003 in a former Franciscan monastery overlooking the Hudson River, with the mission to apply the wisdom of the world’s contemplative traditions to the issues of civil society and the environment. The annual Climate, Mind, and Behavior Symposium brings together approximately 100 select leaders from academia, government, journalism, and the non-profit community to present new frameworks for thinking about the human and behavioral dimensions of social change and climate change, and then to spend time co-creating new directions for research and action.
Karlin’s talk, entitled “The Art and Science of Film and Behavior Change: An Emerging Agenda,” was part of the symposium’s Monday evening plenary on Media & Technology Approaches to Sustainability, moderated by John Peterson of Oberlin College and also featuring an address by Cees Midden from the Eindhoven University of Technology on “Using Persuasive Technology to Promote Sustainable Behavior”. For more information about the Climate, Mind, and Behavior Symposium, please click here. For more information on Karlin’s presentation, please click here.