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Who We Are

We’re a team of psychologists that are active in various fields of the climate justice movement and met through the Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz (IPU) e.V. From Greenpeace activism to the anti-lignite-mining movement: We want to contribute psychological knowledge to areas that we engage in. And further: Together with you and in your area.

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You can find us here!

In these locations our team members are located. Of course we can also visit you in other places!

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As an independent left-political education consultant, the Wandelwerk gives me a framework to combine meaningful work with political commitment alongside long-standing friends. My focus is on the psychology of climate justice, climate communication and sustainable activism.

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Eva Junge

M.A. human ecology, B.Sc. psychology, educational speaker, climate justice activist, circus trainer, storyteller of a social-ecological transition

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I experience my involvement in the Wandelwerk as meaningful, because I can combine many of my passions, skills and competencies and have the chance to share environmental psychological knowledge.

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Laura Trölenberg

M.Sc. Psychology, Project Advisor at netzwerk n e.V. in the project 'Klasse Klima - Her mit der coolen Zukunft!', climate justice activist

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As a creation and part of nature, I see it as my responsibility to stand up for it and thus contribute to a world worth living in. Together with Wandelwerk, I would like to empower others to protect the most precious treasure we have.

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Nathalie Niekisch

B.Sc. Psychology, environmental activist, coach for sustainability initiatives, life artist.

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For me, working with people who are committed to protecting the environment is always enriching! In the Wandelwerk workshops, I directly apply and pass on the knowledge from my doctorate on psychological empowerment.

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Karen Hamann

M.Sc. Psychology, PhD student in the Department of Environmental Psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau, PhD scholarship holder at the German Federal Environmental Foundation, author of "Psychology of Environmental Protection - Handbook for Encouraging Sustainable Actions"

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Fortunately, a modest, mindful and meaningful way of life is so beneficial to us that more and more people are acting in an environmentally responsible way. This is one of the insights I would like to share with others through the workshops I give at Wandelwerk.

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Luise Willborn

B.A. Psychology and Sports and Movement Pedagogy, Multiplier at netzwerk n e.V., Adventure and Experience Pedagogue

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I am very grateful to be involved in Wandelwerk: Through this work, I can combine my passion for mindfulness and yoga with knowledge from psychology and contribute to a more sustainable society.

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Alexandra Hanisch

B.Sc. Psychology, trained mediator, yoga teacher and circus trainer

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We need a diversity of alternative approaches. Only if many people practice many innovative ideas, live them and pass them on, this world will be a joy for our grandchildren. Wandelwerk supports this ambition.

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Ilmari Thömmes

B.Sc. Psychology, environmental activist, former board member of "Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz e.V.", head of the "Lebenswelt Hochschule" department of the Green Office at the University of Konstanz

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With my work at Wandelwerk I want to enable people to understand individual and collective behavior through insights from the field of (environmental) psychology and empower them to use this knowledge for a transition towards a sustainable and socially just world.

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Klara Kauhausen

M.Sc. Psychology with a focus on environmental psychology, working as an educational consultant and lecturer, particularly interested and active in the field of climate justice and social movements.

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I am happy to share my knowledge through Wandelwerk and thus contribute to a world fit for grandchildren. I think psychology can uncover many potentials and enable new perspectives that are helpful in the process.

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Hannah Enslin

To be M.Sc. Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology in Konstanz and Oslo, Norway; former Board member of IPU e.V.; coach for student sustainability initiatives of netzwerk n

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For me, Wandelwerk is a community for learning and exploring ways to create a sustainable and solidary world. I am happy that I can share my psychological knowledge in the workshops and that by exchanging diverse perspectives new ideas and paths for a livable future emerge.

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Klara Wenzel

M.Sc. Psychology, research associate and doctoral candidate in the field of socio-ecological research at the Center for Technology and Society at TU-Berlin

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Worldwide, we as humanity are facing great ecological and social challenges. In the context of Wandelwerk, I am very grateful to be able to share knowledge about the complexity of human thinking, feeling and acting in environmental protection. And thereby I hope to spread an ever-growing impulse for a social-ecological transition. Positivity, creativity, dialogue at eye level and a focus on needs are important aspects of my work.

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Anna-Sophie von Agris

M.Sc. Psychology with accompanying courses in political science and visual arts. Devoted to teaching and learning about climate, feminism, and social justice. Passionate about (environmental) activism.

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I wish to live in a world where people experience themselves as part of nature. And in every decision and action they should consider its impact on, but above all its potential for, our socio-ecological system. With Wandelwerk I associate a community where people share this vision and not only live it but also carry it into the world!

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Elena Wendler

B. Sc. In Psychology and Industrial Engineering, Coach for Conflict Mediation and Communication Psychology, Climate Justice Activist

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For the preservation of the earth and global climate justice, we need structural political changes as well as courage, openness to new ideas, and the confidence to be capable of making a difference. Environmental psychology can help us understand and actively shape the obstacles and bridges to the necessary change. I am happy to bring psychological knowledge into practice in Wandelwerk workshops.

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Marie Heitfeld

M.Sc. Cognitive Psychology with focus on Environmental Psychology (University of Freiburg & Groningen), Consultant for Education for Sustainable Development at the NGO Germanwatch e.V.

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As a member of Wandelwerk, it is incredibly rewarding to meet so many dedicated and determined people. I am happy when I can give back a little spark of their inspiration through my workshops.

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Sophia Dasch

B.Sc. Psychology, studied at Humboldt University, University of Sussex and Brown University, former student assistant of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet), former board member of IPU e.V., active for a social-ecological transformation

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What keeps me going is the experience that we can inspire and empower people to make the changes for a just society happen!

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Alex Wernke

M.Sc. Environmental Psychology at OVGU Magdeburg, Climate Justice Activist, Educational Freelancer on Sustainable Development, Storyteller

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Marlis Wullenkord

M.Sc. Psychologie, Doktorandin in der Abteilung Umweltpsychologie an der Universität Koblenz-Landau, Forschung zu Klimawandelleugnung, Klimaangst und psychologischen Grundbedürfnissen, Stipendiatin bei der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt, Klimagerechtigkeitsaktivistin

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The HOW is usually just as important as the WHAT. Keeping in mind and addressing different people´s moving causes and personal backgrounds is a core challenge I feel. I enjoy putting psychological findings into practice. At the moment, I am particularly interested in local politics, urban/regional development and educational projects.

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Sarah Schüürmann

B.Sc. Psychology, additional studies in Politics, Regional Studies, Environmental Sciences and Education, Master studies in „Spatial Development and Natural Resource Managament“ (TU Dresden), Regional coordinator in Saxony for „Klasse Klima – Her mit der coolen Zukunft!“ (educational project on climate change and mitigation)

The IPU

Our team members got to know each other at meetings of the IPU e.V. (Initiative Psychology in Environmental Protection). The IPU is a lively student organization that connects people with an interest in psychology and conserving the environmental at congresses and beyond. If you’re interested in the IPU, please visit their website!

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