July, 2012

A Big Wilderness can Lead to Big Illusions

A Big Wilderness can Lead to Big Illusions

Montana is known as “Big Sky Country,” but a week in Alaska’s wilderness puts things in an entirely different perspective. Here in rural Alaska, it seems hard to imagine that people can alter something as big as the climate system. With a population of just 723,000 on a piece of land one-fifth the size of […]

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Three Reactions to Change (and What they Tell Us about Ourselves)

Three Reactions to Change (and What they Tell Us about Ourselves)

When faith communities confront outsiders, they respond in three different ways. These reactions tell us a lot about how people are reacting to climate change. I’ve never forgotten a comment that Robert S. Ellwood, USC emeritus Professor of Religion made about human response to the unfamiliar. He said that when faith communities encounter new religions, […]

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Are Environmental Regulations Strangling Small Businesses? with Mike Field

Are Environmental Regulations Strangling Small Businesses? with Mike Field

Tom Bowman talks with Mike Field, co-founder of a small manufacturing business in one of the most heavily regulated regions of the country. Mike describes how a changing regulatory climate challenged and ultimately strengthened his company. Listen Now Are Environmental Regulations Strangling Small Businesses?     

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Small Business Climate Leaders Earn Recognition

Small Business Climate Leaders Earn Recognition

Something big is happening in the small business world. In 2009 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) launched the CoolCalifornia Small Business of the Year Awards, and my design firm was fortunate enough to receive one of them. The awards recognized five winners, and nearly a dozen other companies that took extraordinary, voluntary steps to […]

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It’s Time To Re-Brand Climate Change

It’s Time To Re-Brand Climate Change

Strong brands are a Holy Grail in marketing because they create long-term customer loyalty. But there is a dark side to branding too, and its impact on climate change has been profound. Those of us who worry about climate communications spend a lot of time questioning how to frame the issue for public consumption. Is […]

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