Graying Green: Climate action for an aging world workshops March 7 and 8

Mick Smyser in a school
Mick Smyer

Mick Smyer, former provost and current professor of psychology at Bucknell University, is coming to CSU and Denver to lead workshops on climate action for academics and community members.

A national expert, Smyer has written and lectured extensively on aging. In addition to holding leadership roles in national organizations on aging, Smyer has also consulted with Fortune 500 companies as well as state and national legislative leaders.

Image of old and young hands with a plantSmyer will present “Graying Green,” which¬†links two global patterns: population aging and climate change. The Graying Green project works with climate communicators, climate scientists, community and business leaders to make older people more visible, valued and effective on climate action. Older adults are not solely victims of climate change; they are also potential leaders of climate action.

Each of us is on a climate journey, and we feel better when we know where we are and what our next step is. In this one-hour interactive workshop, Smyer will help participants move from anxiety to action on climate issues. By the end of the hour, participants will leave with a clear next step for their own action plan for a healthy planet.

Smyer will present three workshops in Colorado:

Wednesday, March 7, 9-10 a.m.

This workshop is geared to members of the Fort Collins community.

Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, Rm. 1418
Health and Medical Center (corner of Prospect & College)
Admission is free but attendance is limited. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graying-green-noco-community-tickets-43045912483

Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 p.m.

This workshop is geared toward academics, graduate students and professionals working with older adults.

Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, Rm. 1418
Health and Medical Center (corner of Prospect & College)
Admission is free but attendance is limited. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graying-green-csu-tickets-43045983696

Thursday, March 8, 10-11 a.m.

This workshop is specifically designed for academics as well as professionals who work with older adults.

CSU Denver Center and Event Atrium, 475 17th St., Denver, Colo.
Admission is free but attendance is limited. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graying-green-denver-tickets-43045285608

The Columbine Healthy Systems Center for Healthy Aging is an interdisciplinary center at Colorado State University.