Dr. Christie Manning to Present MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Talk March 17

NORTH ADAMS, MA—Dr. Christie Manning, director of sustainability at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., will give a talk titled “The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior” as part of MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 

Green Living Seminar Series webinars are free and open to the public; community members can register for each lecture at mcla.edu/greenliving. All seminars take place weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through April 14. 

In addition to serving as Macalester’s director of sustainability, Dr. Manning is a faculty member in the department of Environmental Studies. Her co-authored publications include the forthcoming text, Psychology for Sustainability 5e, a 2018 edited volume, Psychology and Climate Change, and a 2017 review article in the journal Science, “Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation.” 

In her personal life, Christie/Dr. Manning likes to walk, learn about trees, ride her bike, and spend time with her two favorite climate justice activists – her daughters. 

Every semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional, and national experts organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2021 series theme is “Individual Actions and Environmental Sustainability.” The series is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department and MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center. 

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303.