Ellen Moore is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington Tacoma whose research centers on how the media cover environmental justice and contemporary environmental issues. Her book with Palgrave - "Landscape and the Environment in Hollywood Film: the Green Machine" - is due out in September 2017.
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The Benefit of Acknowledging and Addressing Students' Uncomfortable Emotions when Learning about Environmental Issues: Fostering Growth and Change in Action-Oriented Exercises part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Research reveals that if students are presented with negative information about environmental issues and they are not also provided with a plan for action, they often manifest denial on many levels. This exercise is designed to get students to directly address the emotions they face when learning about environmental issues and to make an action plan to address them in their individual lives.