Dr Niki Harre on the Psychology of Sustainability

Interviewed by

Tim Lynch

Dr Niki Harre on the Psychology of Sustainability

Working with school children, hear of the Waste project at Western Springs College in Auckland as a precursor to larger initiatives regarding Recycling, Landfill and Food scraps.

Co author and compiler of the book ‘Carbon Neutral by 2020 with Quentin Atkinson; this has had superb reviews in this country, we hear how quickly it came together with a large number of expert contributors laying out most of the possibilities for NZ to become truly a sustainable green country by 2020.

As a psychologist she notes that humans need to belong and have warm human relationships, and be effective by doing something successfully that validates us and have the integrity to feel that we can be who we are, (or who I am).

Working in groups of people such as Transition Towns can really validate oneself and give feelings of belonging.

Niki as a tireless worker for social justice with loads of enthusiasm, lays out possibilities to engage in social, political and especially ecological change and inspires us all to never give up!

Dr Niki Harre: http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/people/Harre/Harre.htm

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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