Archive | Environmental communication

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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Field

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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Storytelling – envisioning a positive future in environmental communication

Storytelling is a buzz word in communications at the moment. It may refer to brand storytelling, for instance, and how organisations need to craft their ‘story’ across its various communications channels. Storytelling also makes for lively and persuasive copywriting, and I will feature another post on this in the near future. This post, however, focuses […]

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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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Welcome to my new blog

By Janine John Hello and welcome to my blog on research, content writing and environmental communication. I’ve just built a new website and am in the process of moving from my previous blog which I have been writing for the last six months. Some of the posts were really well received, so I hope to […]

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