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Recap – The Wellness Impact Lab Launches First Climate Cafe

Recap – The Wellness Impact Lab Launches First Climate Cafe


Published on September 5, 2023

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Climate change can trigger complex feelings. On August 24, 2023, the Wellness Impact Lab launched its inaugural Climate Café. The core objectives of this event was to create a safe space for participants to voice to their emotions and share their experiences related to the climate distress. The second object is to create a senese of responsibility and collective commitment for a healthier and more sustainable future.

The Wellness Impact Lab strives to promote integrated health and wellness practices for fostering resiliency and managing stress. A key focus is to strengthen personal capacities for skillfully turning toward climate distress and eco-anxiety as a basis for moving to collective action. Holding climate café conversations is an important strategy for accomplishing this.

During the event, Dahdaleh senior fellow Harvey Skinner and Dahdaleh community fellow Susan Harris guided discussion and facilitated an interactive activities. They encouraged participants to reflect on their feelings and thoughts about climate distress in efforts to explore profound connections between human beings and nature. This event inspired collective responsibility and was a call to action towards a sustainable future.



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