Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray teaches in and chairs the Environmental Studies Department at Humboldt State University. I am finding that I desire to show up for so many things in my full life, that I simply cannot afford to not be present and resourced. The rippling crises from climate and COVID have led me to meditation and an Insight Mindfulness sangha & dharma practice, and opened my heart to my family, my students, my colleagues, and myself in ways that burnout and despair had been preventing. My recent book, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety, is written for the “climate generation” (college-aged youth), so I’m keenly focused on how to help them cultivate the existential wisdom we all need in order to stay engaged in climate justice for the long haul.
This profile was last updated on May 11, 2023