By Alexandra Booth, frank Social Media Strategist
A Word from a Few Scientists
Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’
The phrase “I feel like” says a lot about our current ideas around reason, emotion and argument. It is often used in discussions around social and scientific issues and politics. What seems like a simple conversation starter is actually a way to express what you think without refutation.
How to Counteract Climate Change Inaction and Denial
Even though more people today believe climate change is real, many still disagree on solutions. One study out of the University of California-San Diego found that emphasizing our collective responsibility to protect the environment is much more effective than focusing on the individual actions. In a second study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, researchers suggest that many people are determined to defend and protect the status quo.
The Business of Grassroots Activism
5 Winning Business Strategies For Environmentalists, From The Experts At Patagonia
The Patagonia company is part clothing supplier, part environmental action group. It gives away 1% of its net sales to nonprofits every year and organizes conferences to trains activists in business. Now, the talks and skills from these conferences have been compiled into a book, Tools for Grassroots Activists. Some of the major lessons from the guide are on communications, strategy, fundraising, lobbying and working with businesses.
Celebrating a Champion
How Jane Jacobs Changed the Way We Look at Cities
Journalist, author and activist Jane Jacobs has spent her life study and advocating for cities. On the 100th anniversary of her birth, The Guardian takes a look at how Jacobs radically altered how we look at and design cities. Jane Jacobs wanted us to see the city in a deeper, more complex way, and consider the lives of the various communities within urban settings.