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Telling Stories Beautifully Through Data
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The power of data is clearly, well, powerful.


How do we communicate data so that the impact is felt from an emotional standpoint? How do we tell data-driven stories without getting so stuck in the numbers that we miss the bigger picture? Take climate change for example: the data shows that our planet is warming, and at an alarming rate, but while most of us understand the dire state of our climate from an intellectual level, what really moves us to action is less about the numbers and more about the story that’s being told by the numbers — the stories of farmers losing crop year after year due to shifts in weather conditions; the stories of our oceans acidifying and our glaciers melting. 

At Blue Practice our job is to tell stories of those making a positive impact on the world, and this month, we wanted to give a nod to data and visual storytelling. Check out some of our favorites below. 
Data-Enriched Storytelling
We love this story via Ensia on Visualizing the Stories Data Can Tell. An eye-opening piece on the influence big data has on local and global-scale storytelling. Check it out to connect the dots - if you will - on the power of numbers and the importance of interpretation when getting your message across.
One Tam, a new community-focused organization created by the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, is collecting and showcasing data to tell the stories of animal migration patterns and conservation efforts in the Bay Area. Learn more about their exciting restoration monitoring and mapping inventories here
What's New with Blue

Did you know that people typically spend 90% of their lifetimes indoors, and indoor air is typically five times more toxic than fresh air?

We are using data and statistics this month to support Molekule and their innovative technology to help make indoor air healthy again. Check out their website, where they have a limited number of pre-sale units available for reservation right now!

Submit to Speak by Friday, July 15th:
Want to speak at the 2017 GreenBiz conference in sunny Phoenix, Arizona? Have ideas on corporate sustainability trends? Then be sure to get your proposals in here by July 15th to be considered.
The annual AIA Convention, presented by the American Institute of Architects, is appropriately dubbed the architecture and design event of the year. Submissions to speak next year in Orlando, Florida are due by 11:59 pm PDT on July 15th.
July Event Highlights:
On July 18th and 19th in New York City, Cities for Tomorrow, an urban change focused conference hosted by The New York Times, will highlight challenges and innovations in our transforming cities. The program will showcase diverse voices from the public and private sectors as well as thought leaders, and entrepreneurs, all diving deep into what makes good cities great. 
This year is the 50th anniversary of WorldFuture, a conference presented by the World Future Society. Taking place July 22nd through 24th in Washington D.C., WorldFuture 2016 is a celebration, collection of sessions, and special exhibits focused on turning challenges into opportunities with an optimistic theme of A Brighter Future IS Possible
Blue Bulletin: Stories on our Radar
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