Tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Newark Library, campaigners and writers will host eco-anxiety talks and workshops.
Extinction Rebellion Newark and Sherwood will host the talks, inviting residents to attend free lectures to learn more about environmental concerns, their implications, and practical solutions.
The event will be held tomorrow at the Newark Library at Balderton Gate from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Emma Oldham, who has worked in environmental and campaign organizations for over 10 years, will be presenting.
She draws on her own experience to provide examples of practical, tangible solutions to environmental anxieties.
“More people than ever before are suffering from environmental anxiety,” said Emma Oldham.
“But there’s a reason people feel this way, and the scary thing is that companies and leaders want to keep you this way.
“Together, we will analyze these issues and work on practical solutions to remove barriers, regain control, and empower you and others to take action.”
Eco-anxiety is defined as a chronic fear of environmental destruction.
As climate change intensifies, more people are suffering from its mental health conditions, mostly felt by those on the front lines such as scientists, activists and environmental educators.
According to a recent survey, 45% of young people worldwide report that their environmental concerns interfere with their daily lives.
Extinction Rebelion Newark and Sherwood hope that this talk will help people protect their mental health after gaining the knowledge and skills to manage environmental anxiety and connect with others.