Panel discussion at the Leading Wellbeing Research Festival 2015

Leading Wellbeing – a new one-day event in April and a must for sustainability professionals

It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that I was attending the Leading Wellbeing Festival in the fabulous setting of the grounds at Brathay Trust, just outside Ambleside. In fact, it was July last year! The event was organised by teams at Brathay Trust and IFLAS (The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability) at the University […]

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What effect do visuals have on our relationship with nature?

Looking at the bright, modern visuals used by the International Year of Soils 2015 in the image above, we see a clean (almost clinical), optimistic portrayal of nature and the environment. We see this trendy style of visual repeated not just in depictions across environmental communications, but those of food, business, corporate social responsibility and […]

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Ed Gillespie at the IFLAS launch at the Royal Geographical Society in London, May 2013. Photo courtesy of The University of Cumbria.

Storytelling vital to good sustainability leadership, says Ed Gillespie of Futerra

                As you will know from my regular tweets and previous blog posts on the subject, I have a real passion for situations where communication meets sustainability. Good communication can improve our response to so many sustainability ‘issues’, and there is a lot that all communications practitioners can […]

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Top tools for communications freelancers

  This Wednesday (19 November) is National Freelancers Day, and so I just had to write a blog post on freelancing. Rather than reflect on the obvious theme of how good (and sometimes not so good) it is to be a freelance, I’m going for something a little different and am asking myself ‘Which are […]

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Parched and cracked land

Seeing the invisible – how should we visualise climate change?

If you read my blog post, ‘What’s in a word? How language shapes sustainability’, you may remember me saying that how we conceptualise and think about environmental issues such as climate change, is shaped by how we communicate on the subject. This is not just true of words, but visuals too. Climate change visuals are […]

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