After 20 years of writing about energy and environmental issues, Jeff Biggers was frustrated by his lack of impact. Then, he stepped away to try something new – and (re)discovered a sure-fire way to engage communities in climate action that worked from San José to Appalachia.
Polarization is the word of the decade for me, an issue clients ask me to help with, a lot. It's a plague of a different sort that has infected our families, communities, organizations and governments.
One of the main reasons clients come to me is that they're stuck. They want different outcomes than they're getting. But haven't been able to make the change required to get those different results. They either don't know what to change or are resisting it. And that's a huge problem
I heard great practical tips for climate communications in this podcast featuring Matt Scott from Project Drawdown. Here are four things that stood out for me –– * Start by figuring out your own story and motivation for tackling climate change. How does it affect you? Why do this work? * Resist the