Create a conservation

movement!

Use behavioral insights and communication strategies to protect the planet

Create a conservation

movement!

Use behavioral insights and communication strategies to protect the planet

Create a conservation

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Use behavioral insights and communication strategies to protect the planet

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Motivating Action & Change for the Environment

All behavior change approaches should be tailored to reflect the local context of the community, yet I have identified several key ingredients that increase a project’s chance of achieving success.

“Lazy” is lazy

When we claim that people don’t take action because they’re “lazy”, then we dismiss their ability to change. Which is a disservice to our audience, our projects, and the larger mission. It’s our job to do better.

Preventing uncertainty from preventing action

Uncertainty is a feeling that humans hate and we work hard to avoid it, which means if our communication isn’t clear or helpful, then our audience may choose to give up. Here’s how we can prevent uncertainty from preventing action.

A better way to battle misinformation

Instead of chasing down misinformation, try using alternative narratives to present a different path forward.

Using descriptive norms in messaging

Using social norm messages, like descriptive norms, can provide behavioral cues for our audience. But, it’s not as simple as just telling our audience what other people are doing.

There’s no SHAME in my game

Rather than spend our efforts making our audience feel shame, let’s use those resources to direct them towards choices, habits and actions that will help them shed the shame.

The anti-racism movement is growing & we ALL need to join

Many organizations put out statements standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with commitments to combat racism. Which is awesome. Now, it’s time to work towards delivering on these commitments AS PART OF our conservation, sustainability, and natural resource management work. Here are some things we can start doing today.

Should we use fear in our messages?

Beyond the question of whether fear works or not to motivate action, I wonder if it’s an approach we SHOULD use. Head inside for thoughts on how using fear might impact the larger cause and what happens after we lean on fear?

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Brooke has the theoretical and practical expertise to advise and train conservationists from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She is dynamic, and passionate about the work she does as well as the people she works with, and is an enormous pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

Paul Butler
Rare

Brooke is an excellent trainer and highly capable facilitator who creates a positive, stimulating training atmosphere. Her experience in commercial marketing and behaviour change for conservation NGOs is clearly evident.

Stuart Paterson
Fauna & Flora International

Brooke’s understanding of current science and business trends opened up new ways of thinking about what we have to market, who we should be marketing to, and how to reach them.

Ann Staples
NC Public Health

Brooke’s 3-day course had great balance between lecture, exercises, and group work. She is at home in front of the room and creates a space where participants are actively engaged.

Christina Imrich
Wildlife Conservation Society

This was one of the clearest, most direct webinars that I have attended. Brooke Tully did a fantastic job. Her slides were as easy to understand and follow as her talking points.

Kim Young
Wolf Haven Int’l

Brooke has a unique ability to think conceptually and strategically, but not in a way that is divorced from real-world reality.

David Walker
Population Media Center