The past year has brought with it a huge change for the environment sector. Following global trends of grassroots, #NewPower movements, we’ve seen the rise of Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Climate Strikes and more people than ever are worried about our planet’s future. What does the changing nature of environmental communications mean for us as a sector? With a wave of growing support to protect nature and the planet, are we as environmental communicators still providing coherent calls for action?
Communicate is the annual conference for environmental communication professionals, running each year in Bristol, UK. Since 2004 we have brought together speakers and delegates across the sector to share their views and share cutting edge resources available to get environmental messages across the public.
This year’s theme “Riding waves, changing worlds” responds to the emergence of powerful decentralised social movements and mainstream focus on environmental issues. We’re bringing together a dynamic group of speakers from across media, business, academia and the environment sector for a packed programme that reflects the changing worlds of environmental communications. We’ll delve into the newest psychology of environmental communications, explore whether nature prescribing could save the NHS and debate the rules of engagement between old institutions and ‘new power’ movements like Extinction Rebellion.
Against the backdrop of ever declining nature, stretched funding sources, and a turbulent political and social climate, the need for collaborations and taking a new look at partnerships is becoming vital as we look forward to the year ahead. Communicate’s intimate nature makes for great networking and there will be plenty of opportunities to mingle, meet others over the two days.
Full and one day passes are available (and selling fast!). If you haven’t booked yours , head to www.communicatenow.org.uk to check out our schedule and book yours before it’s full.
Communicate 2019: Riding Waves, Changing Worlds takes place 12&13 November 2019 at Bristol Zoo Gardens. You can take a look at the programme and book your space here.