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Ecopsychology program director highlighted in recent National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability

June 19, 2014

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    Thomas Doherty, Psy.D.

Faculty member and Ecopsychology program director Thomas Doherty, was highlighted in a recent National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability produced by the Center for Green Schools. 

Dr. Doherty was named as an “industry leader” in the Research section of the report (p.26) and quoted:

“As Dr. Thomas Doherty, President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 34 (Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology) observes: ‘The idea of Education for Sustainability [EfS] holds within it the opportunity to link the personal—in terms of identity, values, and empowerment—with the planetary in order to establish a more ecologically sound and just world. A comprehensive EfS research and assessment program would link theory, data, and application to help us understand these complex and interacting processes while translating our findings into research models and assessment methods that are accessible to all education stakeholders, both locally and globally.”

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