Open letter to communications industry bodies of Australia

  • Posted by Cally Jackson
  • On 4 October 2020
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Dear Public Relations Institute of Australia; International Association of Business Communicators, Australia; Association of National Advertisers; Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising; and, Media Federation of Australia The communications industries are responsible for promoting and safeguarding clients’ businesses, profits and reputations. We are also integral in shaping narratives around the biggest threat humanity currently faces […]
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Guide to ethical climate communications

  • Posted by commsdeclare
  • On 1 July 2020
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by Belinda Noble. The science may be clear on global warming but navigating your way through your day-to-day activities as a communicator can be difficult if you want to do the right thing.Much of our economic activities currently rely on fossil fuels in some way.But that doesn’t mean it’s the only way, or the best […]
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Language in the climate crisis

  • Posted by commsdeclare
  • On 30 June 2020
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by Annabelle Lukin, Associate Professor, Linguistics To change collective attitudes to the climate crisis, we have to change people’s language.  This is not easy – most of the time we don’t stop and think about how to say something. We now need a massive conscious effort to change public discourse about global warming. Here’s three things to […]
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My Dad was a pilot

  • Posted by commsdeclare
  • On 30 June 2020
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by Sandy McDonald My Dad was a pilot. When I was young he flew a plane called a Vickers Viscount with four turbo-prop engines. If I was flying with him, I was allowed to sit in the cockpit for take-off. As soon as the plane was airborne, my Dad, and the First Officer, and Flight […]
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How conversations and messaging can help transform the world

  • Posted by commsdeclare
  • On 12 June 2020
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Are you a communication, media, marketing or advertising professional who’s concerned about climate change? You have more power than you might think. As I consider my goals for the new decade, it’s impossible for me to ignore that huge parts of my country are on fire, and have been for months now. Capital cities are […]
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Work in comms? Here’s an easy way to help tackle the climate crisis.

  • Posted by commsdeclare
  • On 20 April 2016
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by Belinda Noble There is a pandemic and our lives have changed. Many of us are experiencing hardship, anxiety and sickness. But the pandemic and its economic consequences will fade. Human-caused global warming, however, will outlast us all. And as the world keeps heating, the fossil fuel lobby is pushing harder than ever. Every crisis […]