The secret to achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Goals are your destination. Systems the grit that gets you there

The secret to achieving New Year’s ResolutionsIt’s here again . . . a fresh start, a clean slate – the world is your oyster, this year is going to be 365 days of amazing! Starting to have a déjà vu? Been here done this – starting the year with gusto and enthusiasm and then fizzling somewhere around the end of January,…

Three reasons we can’t agree on climate change

It's human nature to delay change to ensure gratification today and mankind simply doesn't play well together

Three reasons we can’t agree on climate changeSALMON ARM, B.C. Nov. 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ – What should we do about fossil fuels and climate change? It's difficult for society to agree on a course of action for a variety of reasons, including these three: Instant versus delayed gratification All of us make choices daily about whether to act for immediate benefit or invest in…

Scenario planning for an unpredictable future

We don't know precisely how it will play out, but there are some well-developed planning strategies that help us shape the future

Scenario planning for an unpredictable futureSALMON ARM, B.C. Nov. 16, 2016/ Troy Media/–  None of us can predict the future but we know the choices we make today will directly influence it. Of course, our ability to anticipate future outcomes is limited by our understanding of the complex systems we are a part of. And these systems are in constant…

Mapping out the future to avoid the flood

Leonardo DiCaprio's film Before the Flood warns us to take climate change seriously and shows us how to avoid some very unpleasant outcomes

Mapping out the future to avoid the floodSALMON ARM, B.C. Nov. 11, 2016/ Troy Media/ – “The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” – Steve Jobs Did you watch [popup url="http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/" height="1000" width="1200" scrollbars="1"]Before The Flood[/popup]? You should – and don’t rely on the…

Why the new normal is a dangerous environmental baseline

By failing to have a broad enough perspective on changing landscapes, we fail to accurately assess the impact projects have on ecology

Why the new normal is a dangerous environmental baselineSALMON ARM, B.C. Nov. 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ – “The proposed project will have no significant negative effect.” Read just about any environmental impact assessment (EIA) and this is the answer to any new development you'll find. And of course the project will bring significant benefits or we wouldn’t be contemplating it. Well, duh. But think…

A 3-point plan to getting environmental assessments right

Prime Minister Trudeau, let’s make EA's credible and effective

A 3-point plan to getting environmental assessments rightDownload this column on environmental assessments for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                           Terms and Conditions of use SALMON ARM, BC Nov 4, 2015/Troy Media/ - Prime Minister, you are right, Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) process needs a major overhaul. The current process leaves everyone feeling…