Scale of Public Interactions- Increasing complexity of public engagement

It has been said that the world changes one conversation at a time. However some conversations have the capacity to support more change than others.  I developed this Scale of Public Interactions to graphically show those differences.This helps facilitators design processes  that match the outcomes they would like to create.See SPI Public Engagement

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Aging in the Anthropocene

Aging in the Anthropocene Facilitated by Jan Inglis February 4- 25 There is so much to navigate in the aging process in terms of health issues, relationships, identities, purpose and spiritual beliefs while reconciling paths taken or not taken. But our generation now also has the legacy of climate and social instability to consider which brings…

1988 State of the World Report- Introduction

In 1988, while a volunteer director of the Calgary Eco Centre, I read this report put out by the World Watch Institute. It motivated me to fully take on the work of climate advocacy to attempt to deter the  disastrous climate disruption it described as possible if we did not change course.  Although the IPCC…

Video: Climate Change- A Crisis in Decision Making

Underlying  climate change is an evolutionary challenge – our collective ability to make decisions which support sustainable systemic responses. As a novice filmmaker, I made this video a few years ago in an attempt to highlight a connection between the challenges of responding to climate change and the capacities needed to engage in effective democratic…

Decisions, Evolution, and Climate Change: Part 1 of 2

These two articles will frame human-created climate change, and our evolving capacities to escalate or de-escalate it, in terms of the universal and evolutionary dynamics of decision making. These articles are more academic than many blog posts on this site but offer a touchstone for ongoing reference. Part 1 describes these dynamics and uses personal…