By UW Sustainability | May 13, 2015

For this year's Sustaining Our World Lecture, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) presented a talk by Molly Steinwalk, the executive director of the Environmental Learning Center in Florida.

Molly Steinwald draws from her experiences with youth education and engagement, as well as explores some of the barriers that stand in the way when promoting behavior change in a broader population. She stresses the importance of revaluating environmental education and outreach programs so that human well-being and empowerment are considered as equally important to improving the state of the environment.

The lecture touches on the need for environmental education and outreach programs to include human well-being and empowerment as well as the state of the environment, so as to break down the growing "human-nature divide."