Film | Argument | Sources | Media | Message | Justice | Advocacy | Conservation
Environmental literacy page
What are a moral politics?
Companion index to environmental justice related pages.
Ecological terms and
Vocabulary to know well
What is it?
- Proposing Rational Reforms based on information
messaging, staying on point
- Example of a
- Real News
- The role of documentary film as a means of reform / protest
- Case Study: Belgian Congo, 1890s – Adam Hochschild, King Leopold's Ghost.
Depth before pitch
Depth refers to the substance of your message and that comes before you inform people (audiences).
Pitch is what you say based on what you want people to do after you inform them.
Substance | Arguments | Messages
Sources to review and use in essays:
David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction.
David Orr, Ecological Literacy. SUNY Press, 1992.
Ross Gelbspan, The Heat is On, 1997 and Boiling Point, 2004. Media critic over climate change denial & disinformation.
to Foreign Press.
Carol Browner as outgoing EPA Chief, Notes on her National Press Club speech of October 3, 2000.
George Lakoff, on framing an argument to further the public discourse.
George Lakoff, The Political Mind
A warning about media's actual influence, by Neil Postman
What America could do, by William Greider.
How sentimentality distracts our better judgment based on reason, by Susan Sontag.
Ecology problems in the world
Geopolitics in a Changing World
Advertizing or ads
in ecological science, the role of–by J. V. Siry
Film as a form of media | Film as technology | Basic science | Solar technology
Social science subject index for this site
A new approach to conservation is necessary today!
Conservation for the people.
Clean up costs.
What is science?
Is the Environment an asset?
What is an asset?
our use of political language
of key political terms: liberal vs. conservative
SPIN and SPIN-works
Considerations for talking points, position paper and message
Species Act, meaning
William Greider, Come Home America.
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death.
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others.
Precautionary Principle, explained.
Solutions to ecological, human and social problems.
Health and the environment, background.
Environmental health as a critical focus.
What media is and can do
Media as an investigative conscience for the community. Advocacy, Media & Community.
Media, six steps to include in all position papers.
Talking Points based on an example of principles (you want to leave these with people you meet with.).
What is spin?
Opening paragraph of a position paper, an example.
Web page as an example of advocacy.
USA map interpreted by the artist Jasper Johns