Earth Day Planetarium Show

April 23rd, 3-430pm and 4:30-6pm (2 shows)

Each year, Earth’s temperature continues to rise towards the critical 1.5 degree celsius mark. The dangerous environmental consequences of hitting this mark seem inevitable and looming. Climate anxiety, whether from thinking about the future, being flooded with constant negative information and misinformation, or feeling helpless, is felt in young adults but rarely discussed. Livewell is hosting an event addressing this topic starting off with an Earth Day educational planetarium show, with refreshments of course! Afterwards, we will facilitate discussions about individual reactions to global warming and guide talks to provide clarity on how to support our own health and wellbeing. Anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed or lost in this global problem will develop the skills to begin to take control of one’s life and actions.

Schedule 3pm show Here

Schedule 4:30pm show Here

Transforming Climate Anxiety to Clarity to Action: How to Be Stewards of Your Environment

Tuesday, April 30th, 4-6pm

In response to our planet’s changing climate, some may experience climate anxiety, which is distress relating to climate change and its impacts. There are various ways to cope with this anxiety, which are important to be aware of when navigating our changing climate. This Spring, Livewell, in collaboration with several registered student organizations, will be hosting an event-oriented around mitigating climate anxiety and making positive environmental change.

The event will consist of a workshop on managing climate anxiety and ways to make change, presentations from on-campus environmental student groups, and an RSO-fair style tabling activity. In connecting students with resources and student organizations working to address a variety of environmental-related issues, this event aims to empower students with the information they need to transform their climate anxiety into clarity and to use that momentum to make positive change.

Schedule Here

Check out other Earth month events from UW Sustainability here: