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Risks, threats and vulnerability

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” Denis Waitley The communication of relative risk is integral to environmental issues. Risk is frequently exaggerated, … Continue reading

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A quick update

This is an Australian brush turkey. They like vegetable gardens! And particularly baby carrots (so it seems) Here are some hints and tips on how to get deal with them. They are protected, and very interesting birds, but as you … Continue reading

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The other veggie garden.

This is my veggie garden in the front yard. I’ve just planted cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, button squash, and spinach. I had great success with chillis (lethal Habanero, I use them to make chilli jam), swiss chard, and cherry … Continue reading

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Self Watering Planting Boxes

Hi, this is a rundown on how I made some self watering veggie boxes (based on this very inspirational man and his family (http://spurtopia.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/spurtopias-invention-self-watering.html#box) What you need Polystyrene boxes (I sourced these for free from the local fruit and veggie … Continue reading

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Evaluating the use of fear-based campaigns.

Fear based campaigns and environmental issues Despite the potential problems with these, fear-based campaigns are frequently used to attempt to get people to change their environmental behaviour. As discussed above, fear-based appeals rely on two major techniques; they provide information … Continue reading

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The “Seven Deadly D’s” of fear-based campaigns

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” ―George R.R. Martin The use of fear-based campaigns for communicating major environmental issues can backfire badly, and result in the seven major problems common to (some) fear-based campaigns; denial, defusing … Continue reading

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Why fear-based campaigns don’t work for environmental issues.

I’m going to post this rather long blog entry in 3 sections. I’ll start with the generic description and history of fear-based campaigns, then go on to detail some of the ways they backfire, then describe some environmental campaigns (successful … Continue reading

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