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Social learning: how we learn about the environment

Grist's Nate Berg had a great post the other day called "The Social Life of Traffic." He quotes author Tom Vanderbilt as saying, '“Traffic has a lack of a feedback system,” says Venderbilt. “There’s no repeat interaction.”' Without human feedback, people are more likely to do unethical things. Ir...

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Tags: Discourse, Green movement, Learning, Social interaction
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The Green Revolution Will (not?) Be Televised

This blog has been following the debate on language within the green movement--how to communicate the urgency to act without turning people off? A recent NYT article, Seeking to Save the Planet, With a Thesaurus, The problem with global warming, some environmentalists believe, is “global warming...

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Tags: Advertising, Green movement, Messaging, Policy, Public awareness, Un
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Why the Green Movement Is Not Seeing Red Over Meat

Guest blogger Bernard Brown from the PB&J Campaign sheds some light on the green movement's overall caution in addressing the meat-centric diet. Last July Al Gore finally admitted that it would be a good idea for us to eat less meat – good for our health and good for the planet1. It’s important ...

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Tags: Animal products, Green movement, Livestock, Meat, Pb&j campaign, Pbj, Vegetarian
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What's In a Name? With Climate Change, We'll Still Feel the Heat

Does the environmental movement need to market a "little green pill"? Grist brought up a fascinating question today in the post Naming the climate disaster. Gar Lipow writes, "After all, denier blather about a new ice age also describes a (discredited) type of climate change," but says that "glo...

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Tags: Advertising, Green movement, Marketing
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