Like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, we act as if nothing needs to change as we lose limb after limb. Continue reading
Mark Meisner, Editor, Framing Nature: Media Distortions, Corporate PR, and Hopeful Storytelling, special Environmental Communication issue of Alternatives Journal, Vol.23, No.1, Winter 1997.
Editorial: Imagine No Resources
Jock Talk, Goldfish, Horse Logging and Star Wars
Joan Sherman and Michael Gismondi
An Alberta pulp company uses a variety of slick communications tools to establish a green image.
News and Conflict
The news media often portray environmental issues as struggles between opposing groups. This can obscure opportunities for constructive public action.
Telling Stories About Places
Ordinary people’s stories about their own places are a rich and untapped resource for understanding connections between human behaviour and environmental conditions.
Three Decades on the Green Beat
Canada’s most prominent environment reporter reflects on the media’s record and the future of environmental journalism. Inset: Looking Backward (and Forward) by Gary Gallon
Watchdog Just Watches
Environmental commission remains silent as NAFTA members deregulate.
Hybrid Turkeys Love Green Office
New design pleases tenants with energy savings and health benefits.
That Sinking Feeling
Do “artificial reefs” in BC waters increase biodiversity or waste?
Writing It Down and Acting It Up
Green audits and community theatre help tenants get healthier housing.
Green on the Screen
Computer disks and the World Wide Web are making environmental information much easier to come by for activists and researchers.
Mary Richardson, Joan Sherman and Michael Gismondi, Winning Back the Words
Robert Paehlke, ed., Conservation and Environmentalism: An Encyclopedia
Monte Hummel, ed., Protecting Canada’s Endangered Spaces
Harms’ Way: Finishing Second: A Tribute to Almost-Great Moments in Canadian Environmental History Dave Harms
Mark S. Meisner “Resourcist Language: The Symbolic Enslavement of Nature,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Communication and Our Environment, eds. David Sachsman, Kandice Salomone and Susan Seneca, pp.236-243, Chattanooga: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1997. Continue reading
Mark Meisner “Key Words of Conservation and Environmental Discourse,” Wild Earth Vol.3, No.4, pp.75-81, Winter 1994. Continue reading
Mark Meisner “Wild Words: Nature, Language, and Outdoor Education,” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, Vol.5, No.5, pp.5-11, 1993.
Reprinted in Talking Leaves: A Seasonal Journal of the Institute for Earth Education, pp.14-21, Summer 1994. Continue reading