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Common Cause Australia is a growing network of people working to engage cultural values that create a more equitable, sustainable and democratic society. We draw on, and work closely with, the international Common Cause network.
Our work is of particular relevance to people working in environmental and social justice organisations seeking a more effective approach to public engagement.
Our approach is based on a growing body of research in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, linguistics and behavioural economics, that suggests appealing to extrinsic values like fear, ego and status is a dangerous and misguided approach for organisations dedicated to environmental sustainability or social justice.
Common Cause advocates for organisations to consider intrinsic values and frames in their public engagement. We support people working in cause-based organisations to do this through awareness raising, capacity building, and developing communities of practice.