HOW TO BALANCE THE ECONOMY & THE ENVIRONMENT
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Good jobs, a healthy environment and a high quality of life for us and our children. It’s what we all want but finding the right balance between the environment, the economy and people is a big challenge. So, how do we go about planning for sustainable prosperity?
We know that “Business As Usual” isn’t cutting it. Ongoing conflict and arguments over jobs vs clean water, pipelines vs salmon, and who gets to decide is dragging us down. Fuelled by an oversimplified view of the world where there are only winners and losers, many of us feel like we are mired in deep mud - unable to move forward. There has to be a better way!
Good News! There is a better way, we can create sustainable prosperity. Leaders and change-makers are gathering in Kamloops BC Feb 26/27 to discuss and share what’s working - so that all of us can move forward together. A powerful faculty of speakers from Indigenous communities, both the Federal and Provincial Governments, Industry, an Educational Non-profit and experts from the consulting sector will share innovative solutions that are working and that conference delegates can put to use in their own organization.
The CE Analytic Cumulative Effects Conference offers everyone a unique opportunity combining a diversity of knowledge and perspectives to discuss, share and learn about better ways to plan for sustainable prosperity by understanding the cumulative effects of multiple human land uses. Delegates at the conference will hear about using this knowledge to help protect our communities from the dangers of wildfire and floods which seem to be increasing with climate change.
Barry Wilson of CE Analytic says that the two day event, running from February 26th - 27th, 2019, shares successes and will help attendees establish new relationships, networks, and partners for collaborative action to design the future we want rather than simply accepting ‘business as usual’. Collaborative exploration is a powerful and efficient way to not only anticipate possible futures, but more importantly to develop innovative resilience strategies so we can adapt to change we know is inevitable, but not precisely predictable.”
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Conference organizers are working with Thompson Rivers University and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc to provide real world tangible action items that participants can act on immediately to make a difference in their organization and watershed, and provide a renewed sense of optimism and purpose to collaborate, to stand each other up and be stronger and more effective together than we can be on our own.
The answers to sustainability challenges and how to capitalize on new opportunities for prosperity starts with first understanding that the environment, people and the economy are all connected. This systems understanding is a critical factor in finding the best path forward for sustainability and a high quality of life. We need to resist the urge to isolate one from the other, or worse, one industry or development from the full system - this is where we are getting stuck now. Instead, taking a holistic approach, building upon the knowledge of our ancestors and utilizing new technology will shine a light on the path to our prosperous future.
Delegates who choose to attend the supplemental workshop will have an opportunity for one on one instruction on using one of the world’s most advanced, yet surprisingly simple to use, online computer simulators to try out “what if” scenarios and see what the future could look like.
Talented & insightful speakers include:
Carol Anne Hilton: CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute - a powerful platform for strengthening and building Indigenous economies.
Dave Nordquist: Adams Lake Indian Band Title and Rights, TUS and Special Projects Coordinator.
Paula Doucette: Senior Environmental Advisor Transport Canada, Senior Environmental Advisor under the Oceans Protection Program.
Michael Sullivan: Provincial Fish Science Specialist Fisheries Management Policy Environment and Parks.
Taye Ayele: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development | FLNRO | Strategic Initiatives
Dave Ramsay: Executive Director and Co-founder of the BC Tomorrow Society, High School Science Educator in British Columbia
Sunny LeBourdais: Pelltíq’t te Secwepemc Nation member and the Director of Operations for the Secwepemc Qwelminte group
Ryan MacDonald: Hydrologist who has worked on multi-stakeholder projects applying river system models to help guide management decision making.
Justin Straker: Soil Scientist and Forest Ecologist, and a Principal of the Integral Ecology Group in Victoria, British Columbia.And more.
Kenthen Thomas: Traditional Story Performer, Kenthen who lives in Kamloops captivates audiences with his fascinating retellings of Legends of the Secwépemc