This seminar provides practical guidance for initiating conversations around climate change. Tammy Mayer will provide a model for dialogues that influence and engage people in supporting climate solutions. This model is easy to implement and based on psychological research on climate communications. The seminar will cover the reasons why it is important to talk about climate change in the context of solutions, and why the psychology of communications is important. This work is inspired in part by the advice of climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe, who wrote the groundbreaking book, Saving Us.

About the speaker:

Tammy brings her passion for community-building and resolving climate change forward to One Climate Action, an organization that offers training for people ready to make an impact on climate change. One Climate Action’s training programs make it easy to take climate actions, be that leading a delicate conversation with a friend, persuading upper management to take action, or learning to get involved politically.

The programme aims to reduce climate anxiety and guilt by focusing on easy-to-access and tailor-made solutions. Tammy has been a teacher and trainer for over ten years and has been involved in nonprofit community development for over fifteen. Her background includes director of programs for a policy advocacy nonprofit, strategic communications manager for a renewable energy public policy network, finance manager for a housing nonprofit, and university professor teaching nonprofit strategic planning and management.

Joining the event

This will be a hybrid event, with the opportunity for Imperial staff and students to attend at one of two campus locations (South Kensington and Silwood Park).

In Person

• South Kensington Campus – The Grantham Institute Boardroom. There will be a livestream followed by a networking reception.

• Silwood Park Campus – Georgina Mace Centre (first floor in the Population Building). There will be a livestream followed by a networking reception.


Guests can join the seminar remotely via Zoom. Details to be sent to those who register.


The Changing Planet seminar series is run by students and staff on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership. It offers the chance to hear the latest in understanding, adapting to and mitigating environmental problems, complementing the diversity of environmental research at Imperial College London and beyond. Please be aware that our seminars are recorded. If you do not wish to appear on the recording please alert a member of staff. For any further enquiries regarding the Changing Planet seminar series, please contact us at grantham.events@imperial.ac.uk.

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