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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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