Category Archives: Systems Thinking

Planting Seeds So Something Bigger Might Emerge

This is a re-blog of a really great interview with Kevin Anderson. It covers the Paris Climate Agreement, why most of us should hardly ever fly, and how change can happen in complex systems. Highly recommended reading! The Paris Agreement … Continue reading

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Want Change? Include People, Process and Tools

In my 30+ years of working in and with many organizations, I have seen many attempts to change the way people do things. Some are successful, some fail. Systems thinking can give us insights on how to make change initiatives … Continue reading

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Queen’s University Should Divest from Fossil Fuels

The Advisory Committee on Divestment of Fossil Fuels at Queen’s University asked for submissions concerning if the university should divest its pooled endowment fund and pooled investment fund from companies engaged in fossil fuel extraction and distribution.  I offered the following … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Headlines: When is Switching to an Electric Car a Good Thing?

Imagine two headlines for a story about electric cars: Switching to an electric car isn’t always good for the environment Switching to an electric car would reduce carbon emissions for over 80% of Canadians CBC radio recently ran a story … Continue reading

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