Social Science & Sustainability Solutions Conference

Conference Program

8:30-9:00 Breakfast and registration9:00-10:15  First speaker sessionKathy 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 Break10:30-10:45 Artistic interlude10:45-12:00 Second speaker sessionDavid Sherman: Environmental Engagement in a Diverse WorldSophia 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 ProblemsJanet Swim: The Role of Hope for Healing the Planet12:00-1:00 Networking lunch