Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge
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Welcome to the CRC blog, where we discuss bleeding edge issues around sustainable community development. The term ‘bleeding edge’ connotes the idea of our failure to somehow or other convince the publics about the urgency of responding to climate change now, and that we need to better communicate the principles and practises of sustainable development to the wider publics. So, yes it takes courage to be 'at the edge', and sometimes one 'bleeds' a lot, but let's start the conversation now.

Plastic waste

Half of single-use plastic waste produced by 20 firms

Over half of global single-use plastic waste including face masks, plastic bags and bottles are…
Fungi in mossy forest

Fungi is Sparking Design Inspiration

Fungi as sustainable and healthy building materials is gaining traction worldwide.

A Key Milestone in the Transition from Fossil Fuels

By 2027, BloombergNEF predicts that electric cars and vans will be less expensive to
Oil and gas technician

A Just Transition in Canada’s Path to Decarbonization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced more ambitious climate targets during an April…
Farm with red barn

Flighting Climate Crisis Through Regenerative Farming

With 10% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions originating from crop and livestock production,…
Venice Canal

France and Venice move forward towards sustainability

Earlier this month, two European governments announced preventative and proactive measures to…
wildflower meadow

Urgent Action Needed

With the next G7 meeting scheduled for June, science academies from each nation have collectively…
Air pollution

Effects of air pollution is flying under the radar

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had devastating impacts, but there is another pandemic that is…
Kitchen shelves with plates, pans and bowls

Anthropomorphizing your household objects

It’s a common misperception that it’s better to store household items that might be useful in the…
Fall leaves over brick building by Maroke from Getty Images/Canva

Affordable Housing Meets Nature

A French couple has put a new spin on affordable housing by giving buildings a second life and…
Community garden

Building Back Better

Lessons Canada should use from WW2 to fight the climate emergency
Dogs hugging in snow

What a wonderful world

You may wonder after the year we have just experienced why I would pick that title? The pandemic…