Monday, October 16, 2023
The Social Science & Sustainability Solutions (4S) Conference brought together social psychologists from all over the country (most of whom also attended the Annual Convention of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology just before), University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers who work on sustainability-related questions but who are not necessarily social psychologists, and energy efficiency, electrification, and sustainability professionals in the community.
The conference took place on Monday morning, October 16, 2023.
The event was co-sponsored by the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Institute for Diversity Science, as well as the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.
Photos from the Conference
8:30-9:00 Breakfast and registration9:00-10:15 First speaker session Kathy Kuntz: Carrot Cake for Everyone: One Local Government’s Approach to Accelerating Climate Action
Jessica Nolan: Tackling Climate Change with Evidence-based Behavioral Interventions: The Case for Social Norms
Max Besbris: Risk, Uncertainty, and Mobility among the Middle Class in an Era of Climate Change
Madalina Vlasceanu: Climate Interventions Must Be Tailored to Actions and Audiences: A 60-country Global Megastudy
August Ball: Equity in the Environmental Field: Why Collective Diversity and Representation is Not Enough10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-10:45 Artistic interlude 10:45-12:00 Second speaker session David Sherman: Environmental Engagement in a Diverse World Sophia Winkler-Schor: Cultivating Lasting Change: How to Promote Reforestation Among Small Land Owners in Developing Countries
Kaiping Chen: How to Scale up and Sustain Community Engagement in Environmental Policymaking: Integrating Digital Crowdsourcing and Data Science with In-Person EngagementRainer Romero-Canyas: When Psyche met Gaia: Thoughts and Feelings About Problematic Solutions for Environmental Problems Janet Swim: The Role of Hope for Healing the Planet 12:00-1:00 Networking lunch