A World Ocean Generation? Beyond Sustainability for a Day

World Oceans Day reminds everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our Planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere. Join Behaviour Change Cornwall in celebrating world oceans day.

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Rethinking Society: Everything We Think We Know Is Wrong

Sites in Turkey, including the famous Gobekli Tepe, show that before agriculture, hunter-gatherers started harvesting wild grasses. They were using the ancestors of wheat and barley to make beer - crushing them up in big tubs and leaving them to ferment. They found hundreds of these tubs and even simple musical instruments. What were they doing - having a festival of course. At this proto-Glastonbury hunter gatherer groups would come from miles around to drink, listen to someone rock out on the deer-horn flute and enjoy themselves.


Shipwrecks: Underwater Islands of Biodiversity

Cornwall, a spear of rough-hewn granite thrusting out into the Atlantic, is unsurprisingly abundant in wrecks which contribute to the rich marine world around Cornwall’s coast. From the RMS Mulheim and Ben Asdale wrecked on the coast, to Shipwrecks sunk purposely like the Scylla off Rame Head all Cornwalls Wreck function as islands of biodiversity.


The Sharks of Cornwall

Basking Sharks are the second largest fish in the ocean - enormous enigmatic sharks who glide along our coastline with a great dark triangular fin jutting out above the waves. Gentle giants - over 12 metres in length - basking sharks only eat the tiniest planktonic creatures at the surface, swimming with a gaping mouth open to filter out their microscopic meals. Surprising little is known about their habits.

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Can We Nudge People to Recycle?

Conservation campaigns often have little effect because they don't understand what actually drives human behaviour - they focus on changing attitudes through education, but often fail to actually change peoples behaviour. For example its much easier to use an education campaign to get people to think recycling is good, than to actually get them to recycle. Other psychological factors clearly are at play.