About Growing Greener

What is Growing Greener?

Growing Greener moves people from anxiety to action on climate change.

Growing Greener works with individuals and organizations who view people not solely as victims of climate change but also as potential leaders of climate action. Join us and help move your circles of influence from anxiety to action on climate change.

Growing Greener started out as Graying Green, with a simple idea: let’s connect two global patterns, population aging and climate change.  How might we engage older adults to harness their time, experience and talent in combating the climate crisis?  It turned out that the approaches we developed work not only for older adults but for people of any age, so we changed our name to Growing Greener.  Same mission, different name, same success!

Drawing on insights from psychology, human-centered design and climate communication strategies, Dr. Mick Smyer helps individuals and organizations develop clear next steps for your own action plans and a clear understanding of what will motivate you to succeed. In workshops, presentations, and with customized training materials, Growing Greener can help you take your next steps.

Let’s build something together …

Want to partner on an event or need customized materials for your organization? Want to lead or attend a workshop in your local community? Have another idea for Growing Greener? Let’s get started today!

Our Advisors

Mick Smyer

FOUNDER AND CEO
Tracy DeLuca

DESIGN STRATEGY

Founder,
How Might We Design
Samantha Feinberg

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Director,
Project Wayfinder
Founder, Digital Behaviorist

Karen Harris

DIRECTOR OF FULFILLMENT
& YOUTH CURRICULUM ADVISOR

Elementary Classroom Teacher
Perry Hewitt

DIGITAL STRATEGY

Managing Director,
Brock Capital Group
Anthony Leiserowitz

CLIMATE COMMUNICATION

Director,
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Mario Lugay

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

Senior Innovation Director,
Justice Funders
Founder and CEO, Giving Side
Angela McKee

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Executive Director,
The Edible Schoolyard Project
Leah Montgomery

YOUTH CURRICULUM ADVISOR

Elementary Classroom Teacher

Kyle Piper-Smyer

YOUTH CURRICULUM ADVISOR

Elementary Classroom Teacher
Laura Wilson

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

Founder, Legacy Leaders

Research Assistants

Carrie Baeckstrom

EMERGING BEHAVIORAL SCIENTISTS FELLOW
Bucknell University
Psychology / Education
Class of 2021
Joelle Kim

PRESIDENTIAL FELLOW
Bucknell University
Neuroscience / Chemistry
Class of 2022
Jillie Santos

PRESIDENTIAL FELLOW
Bucknell University
Economics / Theatre
Class of 2022

Growing Greener workshops and materials are used by: