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Environmental psychology myths, debunked: small scale climate action doesn’t make a difference

Environmental Psychology Groningen associate professor Lise Jans explains that small scale collective climate action like a clean up day or a community energy project can be a catalyst for large scale change.

Environmental psychology myths, debunked: Most people don’t care about the environment

Many people are genuinely motivated to take care of the environment, but they need to be made aware of how much others care and be empowered with information about actions they can actually take.

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Environmental psychology myths, debunked: small scale climate action doesn’t make a difference

Environmental Psychology Groningen associate professor Lise Jans explains that small scale collective climate action like a clean up day or a community energy project can be a catalyst for large scale change.

Environmental psychology myths, debunked: Most people don’t care about the environment

Many people are genuinely motivated to take care of the environment, but they need to be made aware of how much others care and be empowered with information about actions they can actually take.

Environmental psychology myths, debunked: Public participation is a silver bullet for public acceptance

Initial findings show that when citizen assemblies are reflective of the general population and enable citizens to define their values at an early planning stage where their input can genuinely influence outcomes, they can be a promising approach for more engagement with public participation.

Environmental psychology myths, debunked: people only make climate-friendly decisions if it saves them money

Research shows that many people have strong intrinsic motivation to behave in an environmentally-friendly manner, and are willing to spend some more money for more sustainable purchases.

Environmental psychology myths, debunked: climate change will only affect us in negative ways

Climate change is not just doom and gloom. Actually, people may be capable of seeking new opportunities and changing for the better because of it. That is the essence of transilience.

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