The climate change jargon bingo: How to stay afloat in the debate, part 3

A jargon bingo! To cross out when you hear people throw around terms they know most people don’t understand. In this post and in this, you can find some thoughts on the first six buzzwords of this bingo – and here come the last three! So what is… The Green Climate Fund Short answer: A … More The climate change jargon bingo: How to stay afloat in the debate, part 3

The Climate change jargon bingo: How to stay afloat in the debate, part 2

More climate change jargon! Check out this previous post for explanations of the climate justice, the Paris agreement, and greenwashing. And here come the next three – yes I’m a fan of alliterations: Carbon footpring,t Carbon Tax and Cap-and-Trade Systems, and Catastrophic effects. Carbon Footprint Short answer: A concept that measures how much of the … More The Climate change jargon bingo: How to stay afloat in the debate, part 2

The climate change jargon bingo – how to stay afloat in the debate, part 1

It’s 2016 and no one needs an explanation of climate change any more, really. What does need explanation at times, though, is the lot of buzzwords and actual technical jargon fill the discourse on how we should combat it. So here is the first your jargon bingo – you can use it and cross out … More The climate change jargon bingo – how to stay afloat in the debate, part 1

Buzzword buzzing: “Making a difference” and “social impact”

What does “making a difference” actually mean, and “social impact”? These words are bouncing about in countless quantities not only in the non-profit world (yes this really is just a link to a google search), but also among companies thinking about “corporate social responsibility” (another buzzword with changing meanings) and beyond. As you can read … More Buzzword buzzing: “Making a difference” and “social impact”

Buzzwords and Bowtruckles and social justice?

This blog will explore some questions around social justice / change / innovation / activism / impact / movements / trends, look at the simple and sophisticated answers out there, bust some myths and pin down some buzzwords. Why is it called “buzzwords”? Because the world of “making social change” is full of them. What … More Buzzwords and Bowtruckles and social justice?