How to Save the World | A Podcast About the Psychology of Environmental Action

By Katie Patrick

What *really* gets people to make an environmental change? Environmental engineer, designer, and author, Katie Patrick, takes you on a wild intellectual journey into the heart of the environmental psyche. For each episode, Katie hunts down the academic literature on the psychology of what gets people to take pro-environmental action and interviews experts in behavioral science and gamification from top research labs such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford University to unearth teachings you can use in your campaign, program, or startup. Warning: best for deep sustainability nerds.

  1. 1.
    How Environmental Imagination Exercises Lead to Behavioral and Political Action with Joshua D. Wright
    1:18:02
  2. 2.
    14 Things You Need To Do To Become An Effective Environmental Leader with Katie
    34:05
  3. 3.
    Guided Meditation To Unlock Your Creativity and Imagine a New Earth
    34:24
  4. 4.
    How Colored Lights and Robotic Cats Get People to Save Energy with Professor Jaap Ham, Einthoven University
    1:10:02
  5. 5.
    How You Can Help Get $500 Million Dollars For Green Roofs for Schools
    11:56
  6. 6.
    BONUS 2: Free audiobook chapter, Your Creative Genius Zone, from my book, How to Save the World
    27:41
  7. 7.
    Making a Real-Time, Augmented Reality, Digital Twin of Los Angeles with Naomi Augustine-Yee, Magic Leap
    55:27
  8. 8.
    BONUS 1: Free Audiobook Chapter, Game Design, From My Book How to Save the World
    1:36:00
  1. 9.
    If You Want to Save the Earth, Think Like a Game Designer with Professor and Author, Jesse Schell PhD
    1:03:41
  2. 10.
    What Happens When We Make CO2 Emissions From Buildings into a Game? With Professor John Petersen PhD
    1:04:29
  3. 11.
    Vegans, You’re Doing it Wrong: How to Get People to Eat Less Meat with Gregg Sparkman PhD, Stanford
    57:25
  4. 12.
    Social Ecology, Systems Thinking, & Psychology with Professor Dan Stokols, PhD
    1:03:40
  5. 13.
    The Remarkable Power of Public Data with Harvard Professor, Archon Fung PhD
    1:02:39
  6. 14.
    Why Creativity Will Save the World – A Talk by Katie
    31:56
  7. 15.
    Ecology From Space: How New Satellites are Revolutionizing Conservation with Joseph Mascaro PhD
    56:00
  8. 16.
    The "Two Lenses" Design Thinking Secret to Solving Every Problem with Katie
    12:16
  9. 17.
    How Smart Water’s Big Data is Getting You to Change with Emily Kleeman
    35:03
  10. 18.
    The Russian Dolls Strategy For Change with Katie
    13:35
  11. 19.
    Should you Show Energy Consumption in CO2 or Dollars? With April Xiaojing Xu PhD
    30:26
  12. 20.
    How to Find Your Creative Genius Zone with Katie
    11:50
  13. 21.
    Urban Heat Islands: The Secret Killer You’ve Never Heard Of, with Jeremy Hoffman PhD
    46:25
  14. 22.
    Why You Should Put Measurement at the Center of your Creative Strategy with Katie
    12:44
  15. 23.
    A Fitbit for the Planet? The Fascinating Future of High Tech Air Quality with Kimberly Hunter
    29:10
  16. 24.
    Public Disclosure of Data: The Secret Solution We Need More Of with Katie
    14:51
  17. 25.
    Why Systems Thinkers are Better for the Planet with Stephen Lezak, PhD
    47:50
  18. 26.
    High Tech Trash & Urban Legibility with professor Dietmar Offenhuber PhD
    39:08

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