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Nature vs. COVID-19: Security, Love, Restoration
The psychological impacts of the COVID emergency and our responses to it are affecting us all. How can we sustain ourselves and maintain the energy to address climate change at the same time? There are ways.

Join us for this Nature episode of ecoAmerica's new webcast series, Let's Talk Climate, on June 4 from 3 - 4 pm EDT to hear from:

Richard Louv, Author, "Last Child in the Woods"
Lisa Renstrom, Former Sierra Club President
Lise Van Susteren, MD, American Psychiatrist

This episode will be moderated by Bob Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica.

Jun 4, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lisa Renstrom
Former Sierra Club President
During her time as President of the national Sierra Club from 2005 to 2007, Lisa transitioned the environmental organization from its traditional focus on land and toxics to a people-focused approach on energy and climate. Lisa currently Chairs on the boards of Confluence Philanthropy and Interfaith, Power & Light. Her educational background includes the Owner Presidents Management Program at Harvard University, a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Nebraska and a Master in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She and her husband Bob Perkowitz created Bonwood Social Investments, investing in organizations that engage the public in environmental and climate solutions.
Lise Van Susteren, MD
American Psychiatrist
Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, is an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate change. Dr. Van Susteren has served as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and has been a consultant to the Executive Branch of the US Government profiling world leaders.After receiving her medical degree from the University of Paris, she practiced medicine in West Africa, at community health centers and homeless shelters in metropolitan Washington DC. In addition to community organizing on climate issues, Dr. Van Susterenhas served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is currently on the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Earth Day Network, and is co-founder of “Climate Psychiatry Alliance,” a professional group dedicated to promoting awareness and action on climate from a mental health perspective.
Richard Louv
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder; The Nature Principle; Vitamin N; The Web of Life; and America II. Translated and published in 24 countries, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children, their families and communities to nature. He is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the nonprofit Children & Nature Network, which supports a new nature movement. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal, presented by the National Audubon Society. He has written for the New York Times, the Times of London, Parents Magazine and many other publications, and has appeared on CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and other programs. Married to Kathy Frederick Louv, he is the father of two young men, Jason and Matthew. He would rather hike than write.