Sometimes those of us who are very deeply immersed in climate communications become so focused on crafting messages that effectively convey certain complex issues, ideas, and policy measures that we forget some of the most fundamental communications rules. Based on some simple yet powerful rules of thumb, Jeremy Porter, a super-smart freelance communications strategist, has summed up nicely—and Sightline’s Anna Fahey has distilled it into your new go-to one-pager for—how to talk about climate change so that people will care. Read more.
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When we moved into our house 10 years ago, no one on our street had kids. Now, there are eight on our side alone.
My daughter lurks at the bottom of our neighbors’ front stairs, hoping she can round up a gaggle of kids. But figuring out where they can physically play outside can be awkward. Some of us have small decks and front yards, but they’re high off the sidewalk and not quite childproof for younger siblings. Our narrow … read more »
Next week, I’ll be in Bellingham at Western Washington University talking about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest—or, as we at Sightline have come to call our region, the Thin Green Line. It’s the place that stands between big energy companies’ inland fossil fuel stores and large Asian markets primed to burn these dirty fuels.
Don’t forget to visit your city’s PARK(ing) Day installations TODAY! (I’m dying to stop by Seattle Met‘s SwaPark.) Here are listings for Seattle, but I’m having trouble finding them for Portland, Vancouver, Eugene, Spokane, Olympia, Salem, Burnaby… others? If you have links, share ‘em! Better yet, if you visit one today, snap a photo and send it to me!
Three think pieces this week:
Should we aim to open all borders, worldwide? “Allowing free … read more »
It’s been a tumultuous month for proponents of massive coal export terminals in BC, Washington, and Oregon. In fact, there’s been so much news that it’s been hard to keep track of it all.
So here’s a synopsis of the month’s biggest stories:
- Oregon’s denial of the Morrow Pacific coal export project has sent would-be coal exporters into a panic.