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Do You Know How To Use the “Contagious” Quality of Values and Stories?

2020-03-15T19:22:46+00:00March 15th, 2020|Actions You Can Take, Climate Change, Climate Communications|

If you are reading this, chances are you’re a climate communicator. You may also be frustrated with the progress we’ve made over the last 30 years. The communication techniques of dull fact-based presentations, or the abject fear we’ve painted haven’t worked, and won’t work simply by doubling down. So [...]

Losing Hope? Try This Before Your Next Climate Meeting…

2021-09-27T17:06:06+00:00December 30th, 2019|Actions You Can Take, Environmental Messaging, Reasons for Acting|

I have a friend who laments the loss of hope with regard to the climate crisis. I hear this a lot in climate organizations. You work your ass off for months or years trying to stop a toxic pipeline, and then they put it in anyway. Or you can’t [...]

Environmental Messaging: A Poverty of Words

2017-08-12T21:10:31+00:00August 15th, 2017|Boundary Waters, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General|

I love words. I listen to their songs for hidden stories. Like the sounds of water laughing over rocks. The forests speak to me. Yellow aspens chatter. The pines whisper. White clouds are clean and pure. So in the environmental movement, why do I often hear, “We catch more [...]