Environment and Social Psychology

Globesync's Legacy: Catalyzing Sustainable Change through Research and Community Synergy

Submission deadline: 2024-07-31
Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Introduction: In an era where the imperatives of sustainability demand urgent and collective action, the Globesync Community Research and Sustainability Conference stands as a beacon of transformative dialogue, interdisciplinary inquiry, and innovative solution-finding. This special issue, titled "Globesync's Legacy: Catalyzing Sustainable Change through Research and Community Synergy," is dedicated to distilling and disseminating the rich insights and forward-thinking strategies presented at the conference. It aims to explore the dynamic interplay between environmental stewardship, social psychology, and community action, showcasing how these elements collectively drive the wheel of sustainable development towards a future where society and nature exist in greater harmony.

This special issue is structured around five overarching themes, each encompassing several focus areas that together provide a comprehensive view of sustainability research and practice:

   1. Foundations of Sustainability:

  • Environmental Sustainability: Principles and practices for ecological balance and minimizing human environmental impact.

  • Sustainable Development: Harmonizing economic growth with environmental protection and social equity.

  • Policy and Governance: Effectiveness of policies and governance in promoting environmental sustainability and justice.

   2. Human and Community Engagement:

  • Social Psychology: Impact of social contexts on sustainability attitudes and behaviors.

  • Community Research: Community-led initiatives for environmental awareness and sustainable living.

  • Cultural Influences: Role of cultural values in shaping environmental practices and leveraging these for progress.

   3. Behavioral and Educational Transformations:

  • Behavioral Change: Motivators and barriers to sustainable behavior.

  • Education for Sustainability: Pedagogical approaches embedding sustainability into educational practices.

  • Environmental Justice: Ensuring equitable environmental decision-making and policy implementation.

   4. Innovation and Resilience:

  • Technological Innovations: Technological advancements supporting sustainable practices.

  • Climate Change Resilience: Social and psychological dimensions of climate adaptation and resilience.

  • Corporate Sustainability: Corporate roles in sustainable practices benefiting the environment, society, and economy.

   5. Health and Well-being:

  • Mental Health and Environment: Link between sustainable environments and mental health

  • Cross-cultural Environmental Actions: Diversity of environmental actions and sustainability initiatives globally, emphasizing cross-cultural collaboration.

Significance of the Theme Issue: This thematic structuring underscores the issue's significance by highlighting the integrated and interdisciplinary approach required to tackle sustainability challenges. By organizing the focus areas into cohesive themes, the special issue emphasizes the interconnectedness of environmental sustainability, social psychology, community engagement, innovation, and well-being. This approach not only facilitates a deeper understanding of the complex nature of sustainability but also encourages contributions that span multiple disciplines and perspectives, reflecting the comprehensive and multifaceted approach needed to drive sustainable development forward.

Call for Contributions: Contributions are sought from conference participants, researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders engaged in the broad spectrum of sustainability. We invite empirical studies, theoretical explorations, review articles, case studies, and practical insights that resonate with the thematic focus of this special issue.

Conclusion: The special issue aims to serve as a catalyst for advancing sustainability research and practice by providing a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. Through this cohesive focus and scope, we seek to inspire a wide range of stakeholders to engage with the critical issues at the intersection of environmental sustainability and societal well-being, driving collective action towards a more sustainable and equitable future.

Topics covered:

1. Environmental Sustainability

2. Social Psychology and Sustainability

3. Community-Led Environmental Initiatives

4. Sustainable Development Strategies

5. Behavioral Change for Sustainability

6. Interdisciplinary Sustainability Approaches

7. Sustainability Education Practices

8. Environmental Justice and Equity

9. Technological Innovations in Sustainability

10. Cultural Impact on Environmental Actions

11. Mental Health and Green Spaces

12. Climate Change Resilience

Prof. Dr. Roy Rillera Marzo

Dr. Petra Heidler

Dr. Temoor Anjum

Guest Editor


Foundations of Sustainability;Human and Community Engagement;Behavioral and Educational Transformations;Innovation and Resilience;Health and Well-being

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