Session 1

Wednesday, May 20

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Mobilizing Action on Climate during a Global Pandemic: Lessons for Climate Leaders 

Harshan Radhakrishnan (attendee):

Climate Ready BC, “What we heard report” 

Andrea Reimer (guest speaker):

The book I mentioned in my remarks is A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit. Please consider buying it from an independent book seller. There are several great independent e-book sellers.

Final couple of books I would suggest reading to think about cultural narrative and the human face of the future: The Patch by Chris Turner and The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Another great read (article not a book) at this link. Thanks to Vince Verlaan who passed it along.

Cathy Buckley (attendee):

Also The Future We Choose is amazing.

Julien Thomas (event co-organizer):

Also The Great Derangement by Amitav Gosh

Kamyar Razavi (co-organizer and event speaker):

Podcast with Rebecca Solnit

Solutions journalism series:

First Nations Forward, in the National Observer (note: National Observer is a media sponsor for SFU’s Climate Change Reset event, and FNF lead reporter Emilee Gilpin will be speaking at the June 10 event

Tzeporah Berman (guest speaker):

Mark Vardy, SFU Adaptation to Climate Change team:

Link to library of publications:

Tara Mahoney (co-organizer and event speaker):

Engaging millennials in climate change report

Session 2

Wednesday, May 27

9:30AM - 11:30AM

Communicating Urgency: Motivating and Equipping the Public for Climate Action

Shane Gunster (speaker):

Solnit Op-ed

Atlantic article on essential workers

Kari Norgaard's book

Pickett and Wilkinson's book (as linked through the equality trust, a UK think-tank)

The Jim Stanford interview on CBC radio

NYT story on public financing of coronavirus relief

EKOS poll

Abacus poll

CCPA piece about extractivist populism and fight for a better Canada

Globe story about Nanos poll on pride in Canada

Susan Senecah article

Kim Stanley Robinson piece

Kamyar Razavi (speaker):

Value-action gap

James Blake (1999)

David Ockwell et al (2009)

Barriers to engagement

Lorenzoni et al (2007)

Susanne Moser (2009)

Fear, efficacy, conflict

Hart & Feldman, Threat without efficacy? (2014)

Kim Witte (1992), Putting the fear back into fear appeals

CCPA report on cynical publics

Tara Mahoney (co-presenter for Session 5 & Research Fellow in Climate Change Communication for the David Suzuki Foundation): 

Report on millennial engagement and climate change

Tara Moreau (attendee):

Great book about imagination and ideas to create a future we want by Rob Hopkins

Session 3

Wednesday, June 3

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Activating Compassion and the Creative Spirit at a Time of Crisis    

Oliver Lane (moderator):

FUTURES/Forward program 

Olive Dempsey (co-presenter):

bell hooks, All about love 

Alice Walker, Living by the word 

Jess Housty piece, The Tyee, “Find your pod”

Kendra Fanconi (co-presenter): 

National Arts Centre Digital Conference on Sustainabiltiy

Mike K (attendee): 

Street theatre piece

TDSB Indigenous Education Centre


Session 4

Wednesday, June 10

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Climate Justice and Over-Targeted Communities: Investing in Resilience

Session 5

Wednesday June 17, 2020

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Identifying Top Actions for Climate Leaders: What is the New Story We Need to Tell? 

Link to mural boards from Session 5.

Slide deck for session 5