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Environment| Sustainability| Psychology|| LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/athina-kontolati

Writing about the environment, sustainability, and psychology.

Athina Kontolati

Table of Contents

· Background information
· 5 random fun facts about me
· Professional career
· Writing on Medium & List of articles
· Contact information

Background information

Hello! My name is Athina Kontolati, and I was born in 1998 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. …


While having limited (paid) working experience

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Being an environmentalist — or even just trying to be eco-friendly— is hard enough in itself. But have you ever wondered what it is like to be an environmentalist who tries to find a job in any field and suffers from eco-anxiety, too?

Well, let me tell you about my…


But, at least, we have to try

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Being eco-friendly is hard. Ever since I started actively trying and searching for ways to live a more environmentally sustainable life, I often experience feelings of inadequacy. I am afraid that I can’t do enough.

There were always so many things that I wanted to do and as I grow…


If we don’t act immediately, yes, it will be.

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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the words “climate change”?

Now, think about the second thing that comes into your mind.

And now the third.

Did any of your thoughts include its impacts on our mental health? And if so, was that your…


An imaginary story that articulates a real, serious, modern problem that has social, environmental, and economic impacts.

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Let’s just pretend for a few minutes that Global South and Global North are people, and let’s say they are estranged siblings living in the same house-Planet Earth-without much of a choice.

Global South (GS): I am sick and tired of watching you throw away food every night while I…


A brief explanation of how

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Have you ever wondered how plastic became part of our daily lives and even more so to the degree that we use it nowadays? To which extent is it harmful to both the environment and human health?

Today, one of the most common uses of plastic is for packaging, which…


A novel social movement that is still in its emergence

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The support of economic growth relies on energy to a great extent. Energy plays a significant role in enhancing people’s standard of living (1).

Today, energy governance, both at a global and national level, face a variety of challenges. Climate change, public health, and water quality are some of these…

Athina Kontolati

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