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Are PR Pros Punking the Press?

When it comes to acheiving what’s best for the Environment, can we trust Public Relations to represent what the Public actually desires…in it’s efforts to satisfy its corporate clientel?

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

8 effective eco-ads

I read a great post this week over at enviralment about the greening of Mcdonald’s, and the length that companies will go to sell themselves off as eco-conscious. There is no question that advertising, and branding work. Daily we are bombarded by more than 2000 messages telling us how we can improve every little insignificant [...]

Geo Engineering: Pumping sulfate particles into the stratosphere

As we gear up towards the Copenhagen climate conference next month a once optimistic disposition held by political leaders, environmentalists, and scientists has transformed itself into despair. Indeed the final nail in the coffin for any binding Co2 reduction treaty to was realized this weekend as APEC leaders were backing off earlier plans that would [...]

Geo-Engineering: China’s Game Opening Volley

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/Geo_Engineering_China_Opens_the_Games] Join Jo Ferguson In the Near-Future Explore your options at: EnVIRONAUTS.ca Christmas came in early in China this year, as the whole world witnessed the well covered results of China’s efforts to Geo-Engineer it’s way out of the effects of drought…which to the better informed might actually be the effects of Climate Change,  industrial [...]

Social Climate: Alternative Media (P-I)

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/Social_Climate_Alternative_Media_Part_I] Aside from a few notable exceptions, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that most of the Mainstream Media won’t be directly involved in actually MAKING any environmental news by at least driving any progressive or new Public Opinions. Fair enough, becauseas we’ve already discussed, It’s not really their job to upset Advertisers much less rail against [...]

Social Climate: Mediating Mob Mentalities (2 of 2)

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/Social_Climate_Mediating_Mob_Mentalities_P2] In a previous examination of the “Social Climate”, we briefly looked at the Mainstream Media’s well established role as a multi-faceted driver of Public Opinion. From here on in we’ll simply presume upon its more or less  overt roles in generating public and social ‘change’ in its representations of Public perceptions, and thus the [...]

Social Climate: Mediating the Mob Mentality (1of2)

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/Social_Climate_Mediating_the_Mob_Mentality] As we get nearer to the Copenhagen Conference, we collectively continue to gauge the ‘Social Climate’ for effecting genuine change. All the while still searching for any obvious signs of the required Social, Cultural, and Political motivations and leadership factors that can, and should drive some new points of agreement home before this momentous occasion expires… [...]

COP15: Voices for Climate Change

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/COP15_Voices_for_Climate_Change] Do not be fooled by any imitators… There are all sorts of sites out there that are vying for visibility in all the limelight being cast around the impending U.N.Climate Change Conference that’s being held in Copenhagen in December. There’s the Copenhagen Climate Council, the Climate Change Congress , the International Conference on Climate [...]

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