Hello, happy spring 2023, and happy sabbatical for me! This gives me time to work on two books, for which a prominent publisher expressed interest way back in 2019…finally time to write them! I’m excited to share synopses with you here.
EcoTypes: Exploring Environmental Worldviews
EcoTypes builds on, well, my EcoTypes educational/research initiative! Since it was launched in 2017, the EcoTypes survey has been completed over 10,000 times. I’ve continually heard requests for more background and context to help participants understand their survey results and consider practical next steps. That’s what this book is for.
If you compare the title on the section header and image, you can see that the subtitle is still settling! Here is the reason why: I’ve had the advantage of a spring 2023 sabbatical to deepen the conceptual basis of EcoTypes, and to broaden its reach of EcoTypes so as to move beyond its initial audience of college students. Conceptually, EcoTypes can be understood alongside the scholarly literature on environmental worldviews; but I find the more recent scholarly approach of imaginaries to be more fruitful. Empirically, I’m now testing six new EcoTypes to complement the existing six we find prevalent among college students.
This all means that my outline for the EcoTypes volume continues to expand as well! I’ll post it here in spring 2023. About one-half of the content for the volume has been drafted, so I anticipate publication in 2024.
How to Think About the Environment
How to Think About the Environment compiles the many resources I’ve developed over the years into a provocative volume. Looking at these resources, you may conclude, as I have, that we need to rethink much of the way we think about environmental issues.
Here are provisional chapter titles.
- Prologue: Think For Yourself—Alongside Others
- Lose the The [Environment]
- Ask Better Questions
- Build Better Big Words
- Mix It Up
- Get Situated
- Facts to Frameworks
- Discover Your EcoType
- Tame Your Topias
- Sustain Change
- Engage Beyond Boundaries