Sustainability begins in the mind ...
A seminar to understand the role and importance of the human mind as a major driver moving towards a sustainable society both in science and practice. In particular, the seminar should help to reveal and summarize the three points 1) Background: Environmentally relevant aspects and processes of the mind and their causes and conditions, 2) Understand - Convey - Implement: Approaches to understand, cultivate, convey and implement those environmentally relevant mental aspects and processes, and 3) Effects: How environmentally relevant aspects and processes influence our behaviour and how they might contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.
The seminar is meant to be a platform for the exchange of relevant information as well as an inspiration for related future work and its implementation in science and practice.
This 'mind-and-environment' project is organized by scientific staff and former graduate school members of the University of Freiburg
in Germany at a voluntary basis, inviting doctoral students and any other interested people from science and practice to exchange and reflect upon the link between mind and environmental
sustainability. The seminar is supported by the Graduate School 'Environment Society
and Global Change' of the University of Freiburg.