Engaging Stakeholders And Communicating Effectively Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Workshop Recap: Engaging Stakeholders and Communicating Effectively

    When we collaborate with others, we invest in establishing strong, enduring relationships. Humans are social beings, therefore we must take time to listen, understand and appreciate the perceptions, networks and communities people are part of. It is this behaviour that builds connection and trust, and this was the foundation of our 2-day workshop last week. […]

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  • To thrive – it’s local, social and emotional

    Siwan Lovett shares what she has learnt after many years working in River Management, shining a light on why the Rivers of Carbon program is capturing the hearts and minds of people wanting to do their bit in response to climate change. When I decided to go to university, after sampling a range of careers […]

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  • Communicating climate change: Focus on the framing, not just the facts

    This post is written by the impressive  Rose Hendricks  and taken directly from The Conversation appearing on the 6th of March we happens to be my birthday!  We have reproduced it here as we feel it encapsulates so much of what we try to do in Rivers of Carbon by making science accessible, relevant and meaningful to […]

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  • Why speak? Scientists as sifters and sorters

    In an information free-for-all why should scientists bother to add their voice? Emma Johnston argues that there is an increasingly important role for scientists amongst the growing ranks of public intellectuals. She explains that scientists must be sifters and sorters to identify what is valuable, sift out deliberately distracting stories and counter fake news. The […]

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  • Michael Leunig’s take on greenhouse gases and taking personal responsibility for our…. ‘actions’

    I love Michael Leunig’s take on the world, and recently added the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page to my Facebook feed.  I had to add this wonderful one about ‘greenhouse gas’ to our Rivers of Carbon blog, as we talk so much about climate change and I though this one was a gem.  Others from the […]

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  • How is the state of our climate, and how can we respond with optimism and not despair?

    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) recently released a statement on the Status of the Climate in 2015, highlighting the concerning trends in the changing climate that have continued into 2016.  Unfortunately some of the changes reported include the following: Ocean Heat and Sea Level: Large areas of the world’s oceans, particularly in the central and eastern Pacific […]

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  • Are volunteers the way of the future for effective decision-making?

    Citizen science, the involvement of volunteers from the general community in academic research, has become increasingly important in conservation science. Aided by the internet, the popularity and scope of citizen science appears almost limitless. For citizens, the motivation is to contribute to science and better conservation outcomes. For researchers, citizen science provides an opportunity to […]

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  • Getting social for selfish reasons

    It is so brilliant when friends and colleagues get in touch with me to share something with our ARRC community.  Kate Hodges sent a link to this article that talks about why researchers and practitioners need to get on-line and using social media if they want to stay relevant in today’s world. I really like this piece, […]

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  • What science communicators can learn from listening to people

    My friend Nadeem Samnakay sent me this terrific piece of work featured in The Conversation.  It is well worth a look in relation to communicating complex scientific issues to the wider community. I say ‘look’ because it is presented in a series of the YouTube videos that are well worth watching.  If you want to communicate […]

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  • Envirostories – Children writing fabulous Catchment Champions Books

    ARRC story scout Damian McRae sent me this link to a fabulous website that provides resources for schools to get children writing about our environment and the people who care about it.  One part of the website that really caught my eye is the Catchment Champions Books where friends Luke Pearce, John Conallin and Mike Copland each […]

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