Top 10 Biggest Mistakes You Might Be Making Ep81
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Did you know that the vast majority of environmental professionals have NO training in the job they are hired to do? That's the job of human influence. Environmental scientists, engineers, and lawyers are often hired for the job of influencing thousands of people to take action to meet sustainability goals, yet our training is in, well, science, engineering, and law - not the psychology of change. This means most of us working on environmental change make big mistakes when trying to influence people - and we don't realize it. This goes all the way up the food chain to major NGOs and government departments that are spending millions of dollars on campaigns that hardly move the needle. The science of human persuasion and social change requires an entirely different skill set. In the episode, I share the top 10 big mistakes I see most environmental advocates making, from the lens of evidence-based environmental psychology and my 20 years designing environmental change tools for some of the biggest (and smallest) environmental movements on the planet. * * * How to Save the World is a podcast about the psychology of what gets people to do eco-behaviors and take climate action: Environmental engineer, designer, and author, Katie Patrick, hunts down the latest behavioral science literature from top universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford to unearth the evidence-based teachings you can use to rapidly get more people to adopt your environmental campaign, program, or product. Get inspired with positive eco futures art prints, organic t-shirts, hoodies, calendars, and all Katie's action design training at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Sign up for Katie's free behavior and gamification design course at ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Join Gamify the Planet masterclass training in climate action design for $25/month ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Get a copy of the book, How to Save the World on Amazon ⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow Katie on: Instagram ⁠⁠ LinkedIn ⁠⁠ Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message:
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