I just got back from an intense week of work in Edmonton, Alberta, assisting the design and faciliation of a deliberative process on the environment. I’ll be writing in more detail on here next week about this unique experience which included a diverse range of people interested in using deliberative methods as a way of addressing future issues on climate change in Alberta.
For now – I don’t want you all to feel like you’ve been forgotten about… (I wouldn’t forget you!) so here’s something related for your browsing pleasure: Candid Answers 2008.
Candid Answers is a US- based ‘voter guide for the environment’ which aims to showcase candidates’ answers to five key environmental questions side by side in a clear format. I think the concept is great but for two things:
1) It is not run by a neutral body – but by the NRDC – an environmental campaigning organisation
2) There is nowhere near enough impartial information available through the site to help people understand the issues more deeply.
Other than that I love the concept and the simplicity… it would be greatly strengthened by addressing the two issues above.