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October 21, 2021
11:00 am
Online Event, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Pacific

JOIN US OCTOBER 21, 2021 AT 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM PT

While the climate crisis is frightening for all of us, younger generations have most at stake in limiting its impact and dealing with the consequences of
humanity’s most destructive mistake.

Join Josephine Becker, climate justice activist and organizer; Kevin J. Patel, Founder and Executive Director of OneUpAction; and Leslie Davenport, climate psychology consultant and psychotherapist for a conversation about how young activists are stepping up to tackle the climate emergency, what would-be activists can meaningfully do in their own lives, and how young people can build their emotional and psychological resilience to face this existential threat.

This event is free to attend, but we hope you’ll consider making a donation—any size gift will help.


Josephine Becker is an organizer, activist, and co-hosts the YIKES Podcast which focuses on climate justice, anti-oppression, and activism. Her Ph.D. research focuses on post-growth, feminism, and grassroots organizing. On her blog @treesnpeace, she expands on these topics.

Kevin J. Patel has fought as an intersectional climate justice activist from Los Angeles, CA for the past ten years. In 2019, Kevin founded OneUpAction, an organization that supports and empowers marginalized youth by providing them with the resources they need to be change-makers. Kevin has created the first-of-its-kind Youth Climate Commission in LA County to amplify youth voices on the climate crisis. Kevin is a UN Togetherband Ambassador for Goal 7, 13, & 14,  he is a National Geographic Young Explorer. He also serves on the Youthtopia World: Circle of Youth Council, the Intersectional Environmentalist Council, and the ClimatePower Creative Advisory Board. Kevin is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Loyola Marymount University.

Leslie Davenport is a psychotherapist who specializes in interdisciplinary dialogues that advance creative and effective solutions to climate change. She’s a founding member of the Institute for Health and Healing, one of the U.S.’s first and largest hospital-based integrative medicine programs and her extensive clinical and teaching experience have fed into her climate psychology model. She’s the author of a number of books, including All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal With Climate Change a timely, thoughtful workbook that will help young readers work through their feelings of anxiety about climate change.

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Post Carbon Institute’s “Take Action” series of webinars is designed to influence participants to take action toward building resilience in their lives and communities. Thousands of people have attended our Take Action webinars that tackle tough issues such as improving access to healthy food, communicating effectively with skeptics about climate change, and maintaining mental health during trying times.

Check out our previous Take Action events.

Published September 23, 2021