Climate Cafe: A Conversation

25jan1:30 pm3:00 pmClimate Cafe: A ConversationThe Climate Cafe is a space for people to come together to have a supportive dialogue around the climate and ecological emergency.1:30 pm - 3:00 pm OrganiserMerritt Juliano

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News about the climate and ecological emergency (CEE) is becoming more frequent as we battle the horrific wildfires along the west coast, hurricanes on the east coast, and the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. The window to avoid the worst consequences of 4 degrees warming is quickly closing, yet 2020 records the highest carbon emissions ever . What might our responses be? What are our feelings about these threats? How do we move forward in a meaningful way? How do we parent knowing our children face potentially catastrophic futures?

The Climate Cafe movement provides supportive space for people to come together to have conversations with each other and explore these feelings and responses. The Climate Cafe is a group directed discussion with an open agenda, no objectives or specific themes. While Climate Cafes are usually held in informal spaces such as cafes and bakeries, these meetings will occur over Zoom given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most Climate Cafes allow anyone to participate, but this series will be specifically geared toward parents.

The discussion will be facilitated by Merritt Juliano and Janet Castellini.

Merritt Juliano serves as Co-President of Climate Psychology Alliance North America and is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corp. Merritt is also the founder of Regenerative Psychotherapy PLLC in Westport, CT.

Janet A. Castellini is a modern psychoanalyst in private practice. She also teaches and supervises at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She worked in the field of energy and environmental education for 27 years before becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.



(Monday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm