Education for Pro-Active Environmental Citizenship

An International Network to Promote Climate Justice Engagement

Since November 2020, Wandelwerk is part of an international Erasmus+ project. The aim is to strengthen engagement for climate justice. With three international project partners, we will look at how people become motivated to get involved in the climate justice movement (in the long term).

After an initial intensive research phase, we want to put our findings on paper and make them available for you. In mid-2022, we will move into developing training methods to equip even more people with environmental psychology knowledge on protest & volunteering. At the end of the project, several trainings will take place in the respective countries of our network. If you want to stay up to date, please have a look at the News page.

This project is funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus program. Our partners are:

Ulex Project in Spain
Transformative Education in England
Vedegylet in Hungary

Psychology of Environmental Protection - Handbook for Encouraging Sustainable Actions

Karen Hamann, Anna Baumann & Daniel Löschinger

Whether we eat a vegetarian meal, ride our bikes, or install a solar panel: Constantly, we are making decisions in the interest of our environment – or not. What guides and motivates our actions is explored by environmental psychology. Based on a psychological model, this handbook about the psychology of environmental protection explains how to understand and promote sustainable actions more successfully.

It is the first book in German to summarize environmental psychology’s treasure of knowledge in a scientifically profound and practical way. Each chapter is dedicated to an important topic like self-efficacy, social norms, and emotions. Guiding questions and examples that are close to everyday life facilitate a direct implementation in environmental protection. The handbook is directed at all people that want to design their environmental projects and communication more effectively – pedagogues, urban gardeners, environmental activists, or employees of environmental organizations.