Thank you to people who have been writing in with comments on liking the website.
That is great. Also, it would be wonderful if you had ideas or games to share, for promoting sustainability in a new, fun or inventive way. Or it might be a fun educational story told, or even some performance art. These can appeal to children, or appeal to adults as well.
The idea can be as basic as the 'Carrot Man Mystery continues' extracted from I think it was the Melbourne Times (sorry date and page weren't noted at the time, but you can find it on the web). It seems the Melbourne carrot man has been getting a lot of 'airplay' in newspapers and on twitter holding an enormous papier mache carrot. Now one question (of course) was why does he walk around the suburbs of Melbourne bearing a giant carrot?... Well, actually, I think it's great that we are asking questions and by asking questions we come up with new answers and new outlooks on what we are communicating, and how.
I think the carrot could represent lots of things, eating a whole foods diet, becoming a productive gardener, enjoying the simple things of life (go to the living simply website perhaps), but I love the simplicity of it. Does Mr Carrot Man want to be the next eco-celebrity? Is this just an eco-stunt? Any other ideas. Tut ... tut .... Do we need to be so cynical by labelling something 'just a stunt'? Let's talk things up instead of down. So when thinking about environmental education or campaign ideas, it is not just about what we do to help the environment, but also it's about how we sell (and uphold) that idea.
Speaking of carrots, on my bloomingandbold.blogspot I wrote about this Tree Project. The project involves encouraging and enlisting people to grow seedlings on their urban property for transplanting to reforest rural properties. (I've long had an interest in the connections between rural and urban landscapes, and how we can take lessons from one to aid the other).
Anyway, I thought a possible banner for the project could be 'Training Wheels for Trees'. This is a catchy way of describing the project, and taglines or headlines like this are a way of attracting a broader spectrum of interest from newcomers. We environmentalists are getting better at using visual imagery and catchier campaign labels.
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