Eco-Types: Five Ways of Caring about the Environment

When and Where

Friday, March 31, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 240
Department of Sociology
725 Spadina Ave


Emily Kennedy, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia


Professor Kennedy will provide an overview of the aims and arguments in her book. The book uses interview and survey data to explore the different ways that people come to care about the environment, and how these ways of caring relate to important social groupings. Significantly, the traditional left/right political spectrum does not determine environmentalism. In this book, Kennedy develops a new framework for understanding environmentalism as eco-social relationships that people have, rather than a set of values that people hold.

About the Speaker

Professor Kennedy is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests focus on human-environmental relationships and on the relationship between pro-environmental practices and social differences.

This event can be attended in person or online, via Zoom. To attend online, see the Zoom link and passcode included in the email sent to all Sociology faculty and students. 


725 Spadina Ave