Puyallup Watershed Initiative connects sense of place, identity in environmental work Posted on by Puget Sound Future-Makers The Puyallup Watershed is facing consequences that come with widespread development such as polluted stormwater, the loss of farmlands, forests and recreation areas, and greater social and economic inequities. Puyallup Watershed Initiative has a wide array of public outreach and engagement programs aimed at addressing these issues head on. By Kamna Sashtri for Puget Sound Future-Makers The Puyallup Watershed Initiative is unique in that it takes a holistic approach, promoting solutions that come directly from the community on everything from transportation, to agriculture, to environmental education. Now officially a nonprofit spun off from The Russell Family Foundationits leaders have designed a structure for six focus areas—called communities of interest.
Environmental identity--how we orient ourselves to the natural world--leads us to personalize abstract global issues and take action or not according to our sense of who we are. We may know about the greenhouse effec The often impassioned nature of environmental conflicts can be attributed to the fact that they are bound up with our sense of personal and social identity.
We may know about the greenhouse effect--but can we give up our SUV for a more fuel-efficient car? Understanding this psychological connection can lead to more effective pro-environmental policymaking. Identity and the Natural Environment examines the ways in which our sense of who we are affects our relationship with nature, and vice versa.
This book brings together cutting-edge work on the topic of identity and the environment, sampling the variety and energy of this emerging field but also placing it within a descriptive framework.
These theory-based, empirical studies locate environmental identity on a continuum of social influence, and the book is divided into three sections reflecting minimal, moderate, or strong social influence. Throughout, the contributors focus on the interplay between social and environmental forces; as one local activist says, "We don't know if we're organizing communities to plant trees, or planting trees to organize communities.A change in our environment affects our identity design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi Our surroundings has a massive effect on our identity as we observe our environment and try to blend in.
This article presents an Environmental Identity Development model, which considers the progression of young children's self-cognitions in relation to the natural world.
We recontextualize four of Erikson's psychosocial stages, in order to consider children's identity development in learning in, about, and for the environment. Beginning with "Trust in Nature vs. Mistrust in Nature," we argue.
There is evidence that sexual orientation is largely tied to biology and initial gender assignment is the strongest predictor of gender identity in the case of intersex children.
Your self and identity is a complex blend of biological and environmental factors.
Even if your environment growing up was the only thing contributing to that, which is definitely isn't, it would still be okay because it is who you are. The state of the natural environment is a topic of increasing concern, with climate change, loss of biodiversity, and diminishing natural resources all posing eminent threats to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.
Identity and the Natural Environment examines the ways in which our sense of who we are affects our relationship with nature, and vice versa. This book brings together cutting-edge work on the topic of identity and the environment, sampling the variety and energy of this emerging field but also placing it within a descriptive framework.