Communicating Conservation: Weekly Resources and News


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.

Resources

Some studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.

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