Webinar: An Interactive Conversation about Hope and Revision to Make Environmental Progress | Building a Culture of Conservation

Webinar: An Interactive Conversation about Hope and Revision to Make Environmental Progress

November 16, 2021

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Nov. 24 at noon CST will feature Jacqueline Comito, anthropologist and ILF director at Iowa State University. Comito will explore what science says about how revising our stories and hope can impact environmental attitudes and behaviors. She will engage the audience in a discussion about not just telling better and more purposeful stories, but how our stories define our actions and beliefs.

In the webinar, “Can Revision and Hope Improve the Environment?,” Comito will continue the conversation from her November 2020 webinar that took a look at spiritual and cultural means of inspiring people to make changes for the good of the planet. During this engaging, interactive and motivational webinar, she will discuss ways the tools of revision and hope might integrate into environmental work when it seems like real change is elusive.

 “With out-of-control fires, drought, water pollution and more, the news is grim and anxiety levels are increasing,” said Comito. “It can be difficult to be hopeful. But the science suggests that it is the absence of hope that might make the situation hopeless. What is hope and how can we use it in our work? I think we need to better understand the role that our stories or narratives play in defining us and learn to tell more deliberate stories to reestablish hope and make progress together.”

Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.

Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CST Nov. 24:
Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172 
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line: 
Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 364 284 172 

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at: https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars. 

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.