Robert Bateman Lecture: The Five Barriers to Environmental Engagement – Why People Care but Don't Act and What to Do About It
Cara Pike will discuss the five key barriers to citizen engagement she has identified: environmental sainthood (no matter what I do it is not good enough), environmental elitism (the treehugger or urban elite environmental identity doesn’t fit me), environmental fatalism (it bothers me but nothing can be done), environmental cognition (I can’t keep all the issues straight) and environmental overload (cut it out with the 50 things I can do to save the world).
WHAT: Ninth annual Robert Bateman Lecture featuring Cara Pike
DATE: July 10
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Learning and Innovation Centre (4th floor Centre for Dialogue)
About the Robert Bateman Lecture
The Robert Bateman Lecture honours the contributions of Bateman as an educator, communicator, artist and friend of Royal Roads University. The lecture brings outstanding educators and communicators primarily from Vancouver Island to Royal Roads to speak with students and the public.
About Cara Pike
Cara Pike is CEO of Pike Productions, an environmental communication consulting firm. She is also founder and director of the Resource Innovation Group’s Social Capital Project and Climate Access, a network for those engaging the public in the transformation to low-carbon, resilient communities. Pike regularly advises government agencies and nonprofit organizations including the Obama administration, the B.C. Ministry of Environment, World Wildlife Fund, Union of Concerned Scientists, Ecojustice and others. She has a Master of Science in Environmental Communications from California State University-Fullerton and is a Senior Fellow at Willamette University’s Center for Sustainable Communities.