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52 weeks of BDEI

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Beyond othering: Reimagining our relationship with nature

As we remember Int’l Biodiversity Day next week, I’m reflecting on the othering of nature. This concept refers to the human tendency to view nature as separate from, and subordinate to, humanity, leading to environmental degradation and a loss of biodiversity.

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Inclusive communication, Sustainability communication
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Between worlds: Searching for belonging in the spaces between

Seventeen years ago, I embarked on a journey that not only changed my location but also transformed my understanding of home and belonging. Moving from the Philippines to the Netherlands, I found myself constantly navigating the space between my birth country and my new home, a space filled with both challenges and discoveries.

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Inclusive communication
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Inclusion works for mental well-being

May, recognized globally as Mental Health Awareness Month, presents an invaluable opportunity for leaders and communicators to reflect on the critical role of inclusive communication in promoting mental well-being within organizations. Inclusive communication goes beyond mere words; it’s about creating a culture that values openness, respect, and understanding, especially pertinent when discussing mental health.

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Inclusive communication
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Nudging our way towards anti-plastic behaviour

The urgency to reduce plastic waste has never been more pronounced. Here in the Netherlands, consumers are charged for plastic containers since July 2023, an approach intended to curb our reliance on disposable plastics. However, this strategy primarily shifts the responsibility to consumers, while the role of restaurants in this equation often remains unchanged. So I thought, while enjoying today’s takeout, how can we nudge our way out of the “plastic tax” more sustainably?

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Sustainability communication
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Inclusive prompts to help you get started

Communication has the power to shape a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, heard, and respected. Inclusive communication is about actively creating opportunities for all voices to be heard and appreciated. But how do you get started? Some people managers ask me this question. In this blogpost, I will explore a variety of inclusive communication prompts you can use in various workplace situations.

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Belonging at work, Inclusive communication, Internal communication
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How communication professionals can create inclusive digital spaces

While the internet has revolutionized access to information, making knowledge more available than ever before, it also presents significant barriers for people with disabilities. This digital divide can exclude individuals from fully participating in essential aspects of society. As communication professionals, it’s our duty to recognize these challenges and actively work towards creating digital environments that are truly accessible to everyone. This blog post will delve into how we can leverage our expertise to dismantle these barriers, ensuring that digital spaces are inclusive and accommodating for all users.

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Inclusive communication
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Deepening my understanding of social justice

I love to learn. I make sure to follow training/workshops/courses (and read books) that broaden and widen my understanding of my craft and the topics I work in regularly.????

This time around, I’m embarking on a journey to deepen my understanding of social justice through a course at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), University of Cambridge.

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Inclusive communication
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