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?...

Veruca Salt wants to see results now! When this happens, we have to resist the pressure to produce short-term results that don't deliver on our long-term goals. There's a way to balance the two so short-term metrics feeds into longer term success....

Is your audience engagement plateauing, or worse, petering out? It could be a sign of audience fatigue, which means more communication won't produce more results. Read on for ideas to renew and grow interest and participation in your environmental activities....

They come, they destroy, they leave. That won't be the mantra of future tourists and visitors who seek more sustainable and awe-inspiring experiences. So how can we inspire this ever-moving, transient audience to take action before they head home?...

Conflict between practitioners and communities can prevent important projects from moving forward. Responding to two reader's challenges, this article explores possible causes of conflict and how to overcome them....

More businesses are going zero-waste, net zero emissions and 100% renewable electricity. They do it to protect the planet, sure - but mainly to recruit & retain top talent and meet consumer expectations. Where does that leave NGOs who aren't making these same strides in...

Clean air, clean water, healthy soil that produces healthy foods. These are things we can ALL get behind, even climate skeptics. It's time to move beyond our impasse of arguing about climate change and start to motivate more people by focusing on personally meaningful benefits...

Our traditional messaging approaches focus too heavily on why the current behavior isn't a good choice, yet that's not producing the results we want to see. Let's flip the script and focus on why the alternate behavior is the better option! See how it can...

I know it feels like it's our audience. Because we need everyone to adopt more sustainable behaviors right away. But can YOUR organization create change among that many people? Likely not. And that's okay. Start segmenting your audience and focusing on where you can motivate...

What are you asking people to do? While this may sounds simple, it can be surprisingly difficult to answer in a way that is clear, specific and actionable. Use this quick guide that I start all my workshops and courses with to refine your "ask"...