Do Meaningless Words Come Out of Your Mouth Regarding Climate?

2019-07-01T14:17:30+00:00June 30th, 2019|Actions You Can Take, Climate Change, Environmental Messaging|

If I hear someone say that the climate is an existential crisis one more time, I am going to puke. I don’t much like the word environment either. It has four syllables. Think about how I feel about the word environmentalist. It has six! OK, this is a bit [...]

Fear Versus Urgency in Climate Communications

2019-05-20T15:48:13+00:00May 20th, 2019|Actions You Can Take, Environmental Messaging|

The real debate around the climate crisis is not whether it’s happening, but how to get people to act. So the most important question for climate communicators is how do we create urgency and action without creating paralyzing fear or apathy. One side, catalyzed by David Wallace-Wells article in [...]

Environmental Messaging – Are You Amplifying These Frames?

2018-08-21T17:01:05+00:00August 21st, 2018|Actions You Can Take, Climate Change, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

Most of us are too busy to think. Yet we are constantly exposed to frames that reshape our thinking. For environmentalists, most of the frames we are exposed to are created by fossil fuel and right wing political think tanks. The result is that public opinion moves toward their [...]

Promoting Renewable Energy: Seven Areas that You Might Be Missing

2018-07-01T17:46:27+00:00June 28th, 2018|Actions You Can Take, Environmental Messaging, Renewable Energy|

I have a confession. As a strong citizen proponent of renewable energy, I admit that I have been naïve. On my journey of understanding what can be done to promote the use of clean energy, I’ve learned two things. The first is that the messaging is simple and clear. [...]

A Good Day – Not for our National Parks!

2018-06-28T19:23:06+00:00June 25th, 2018|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Climate politics, National Parks, Nature, Reasons for Acting|

A bald eagle wings southeast across blue skies on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake. We are just inside the east park boundary. Ian (10) and Teo (7) are playing in a snow field just over a pass. Being from Atlanta, they have almost never seen real snow up [...]

Return to Standing Rock – A Personal Journey – Part II

2017-09-23T19:05:26+00:00September 23rd, 2017|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Dakota Access Pipeline, Reasons for Acting, Standing Rock|

The following post is Part 2 of a 3 part series. The events occurred in August, September and October of 2016 and are being published now as all charges against me in the DAPL water protection recently have been dropped. These post are longer in length because I believe the [...]

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