The Ocean Project posts weekly roundups of the key strategic ocean and climate communication resources we’ve been tweeting. Each link will be posted with a short description of what you’ll find—please feel free to ask us any questions and share!
News & Discussion
Check out these timely articles and essays which may be helpful for framing various environmental issues, connecting with specific audiences, or otherwise informing your storytelling and communications.
- Sounds of Silence
A depressing set of numbers: weekly science sections in newspapers have dropped from 95 in 1989 down to just 19 in 2012.
- Why We Need Solutions Journalism
On the heels of that last item: this is a serious issue. David Bornstein explains the important role of the media as a feedback mechanism and how, when we focus on solutions as well as problems, it can help encourage social change.
- Inspiring the Next Generation of Ocean Advocates
Check out our guest blog post by Dave Glenn of Seattle Aquarium – he talks about his experiences encouraging the aquarium’s young volunteers to go beyond their typical duties and start on a journey of making change.
Some studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.
- For our US followers: Draft National Climate Assessment Fact Sheets
Wondering how to make the consequences of climate change real and personal to your local audience? Check out these new super quick fact sheets from the National Climate Assessment, going over what’s happening and could happen, in each US region.