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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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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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Academic research article

What makes climate change a unique communication challenge?

                  What makes climate change a unique communication problem? Why have a whole series of reports, guidelines and academic studies been devoted to this particular area of environmental communication? This blog post maps out the answer to this question by examining the unique properties of climate change […]

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