Sustainability Café on April 7 will explore the psychology of conservation behavior


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, April 7th will feature Dr. Kathryn Caldwell, speaking on the “Psychology of Conservation Behavior.” The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight. 

Dr. Kathryn Caldwell, assistant professor of psychology, teaches about the relevance of psychology to the lives of her students, encouraging them to become critical, “systems” thinkers and self-aware, caring citizens. Dr. Caldwell integrates issues of sustainability, challenging students to consider what motivates conservation behavior, how the natural world impacts wellbeing, and the impact of vocational and lifestyle choices on the community and environment. Her current research interests include the teaching systems thinking, the value of intergenerational learning, especially for solving problems of sustainable living, and the relationship between mindfulness and sustainable values and behaviors.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Spring 2014 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

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