In O’Dwyer’s

odwyers coverO’Dwyer’s Monthly Magazine is the flagship for J.R. O’Dwyer Company, a venerable source for “inside news of public relations and marketing communications.”  They had a special issue this month on Environmental Communications & Public Affairs.  They saw fit to excerpt some material from the book in the issue.  They headed the excerpt Companies, investors seeing risk in climate change – Nonprofits and science organizations play an important role in educating corporations to the dangers posed by climate change. Continue reading

KXL (Not!)

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Shadia Fayne Wood – Project Survival Media

There was a gathering of the tribes in Washington yesterday to give support – also known as political cover – to President Obama so that he can just say “No!” to the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and, by extension, Canadian tar sands development.  Why should he say no?  The pipeline would enable the expansion of one of the world’s most environmentally destructive projects and that expansion makes no sense if we are to reduce our carbon footprint and, as President Obama has vowed, turn the tide on the climate crisis.   The President said, in his State of the Union address last week:  “…for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.” Continue reading

“Men and Nature”

men and nature -fdrWe were down in Washington this past weekend for a book party. On Saturday we did some sightseeing and went to the FDR Memorial. It is in a lovely spot, on the far side of the Tidal Basin from the Mall and not far from the Jefferson Memorial. This quote, from a “Message to Congress on the Use of Our National Resources” from January 24, 1935 struck me as pretty compelling. Continue reading