“How are we (marketers) going to tell a true story about climate and our impact on the climate, so that we can change the systems in our lives, so that we tread more resiliently on the earth, and are more proud of what we are doing, and as a byproduct, build better communities with more equity and fairness?"
A question we explore in-depth with the marketing legend, Seth Godin.
It was an absolute pleasure talking to Seth, who really needs no introduction - entrepreneur, writer and one of the world's most famous bloggers and thinkers and more recently, coordinator and champion of 'The Carbon Almanac', a project he describes, "as the most important of his career".
This conversation as you would expect is full of insight, open and honest opinion and one which left us smiling. We talk about his latest project, 'The Carbon Almanac', an incredible book created by 300 people in 41 countries as part of a volunteer based project. “It’s a source of reliable and easily understandable knowledge on climate change…that you can share to create meaningful impact.” We talk about how the project was pulled together and Seth explains, that when it come to climate change, "we need to talk about it before we can do something about, but we can't talk about it if we don't understand it'. And we couldn’t agree more - education and awareness offer the essential spark to ignite action.
You’ll hear us unpack the 'tyranny of convenience' and talk climate shaming as well as delving into culture and community. And, we couldn't have a conversation with Seth without discussing the big question - ‘What is marketing?’
Seth asks some big questions such as "how are we (marketers) going to tell a true story about climate and our impact on the climate, so that we can change the systems in our lives, so that we tread more resiliently on the earth, and are more proud of what we are doing, and as a byproduct, build better communities with more equity and fairness?" And, as marketers, "how do you award status and affiliation to people who are working with you to change the system?" - Mind blown!
There is so much knowledge and wisdom packed into this episode, you just need to go and listen....we know you'll enjoy it as much as we did.
Huge thanks to Seth for his time and insights. Yet again, we learned so much - enjoy listening, tell us what you think - and reflect on what action it’s inspired you to take.
More about The Carbon Almanac Project here - https://thecarbonalmanac.org/ and of course for Seth’s blog and words of wisdom https://www.sethgodin.com/