WHY MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE A LAUGHING MATTER

WHY MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE A LAUGHING MATTER

While psychologists, journalists and behaviorists posit theories around fear or hope as the greatest motivator for action around climate change or other tough topics, I’d promote satire as a viable alternative—particularly if your organization or brand is targeting Millennials. As John Oliver quipped in response to a poll that found 1 in 4 Americans deny the existence of climate change: “Who gives a shit? You don’t need public opinion on fact.”

WHY SUSTAINABILITY MESSAGING IS IN NEED OF REFORMATION

WHY SUSTAINABILITY MESSAGING IS IN NEED OF REFORMATION

Grim doesn’t begin to describe First Reformed, Paul Schrader’s new movie about Reverend Ernst Toller’s awakening to the tyranny of corporate polluters. The desperately deflated, alcoholic Toller, played by Ethan Hawke, takes a job in a 250 year-old church in the bleak bowels of upstate New York. Among his very few congregants is a young environmental activist, whose despair over the state of the world catapults the psychologically vulnerable pastor into a state of even more dire desperation.