Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge

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 water bottle in ocean

The innovation of sustainable plastic alternatives

Of the 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the 1950s, approximately 60% have filled…
Greta Thunberg at climate strike

Three critical steps to addressing the climate crisis

As the world ramps up to the next climate summit, COP-26, being held in Glasgow, Scotland, October…
Foggy peatland with white flowers

The power of peatlands as nature-based climate solutions

Although peatlands only cover three percent of the Earth’s surface, they store five times more…
Arctic fox hiding behind log

Chief executives urge stronger action to protect biodiversity

In an open letter shared with The Guardian, the chief executives of eleven companies including…
downtown Edmonton sunrise

Edmonton is leading the way in municipal climate action

Not only is the City of Edmonton the first municipality in North America to commit to a carbon…
Caribou in evergreen forest

$5 billion pledged to conservation

Nine philanthropic foundations have pledged $5 billion to be doled out over the next 10 ye
Oil refinery at sunset

Canadian pension fund giant to divest from oil sector

Canada’s second-largest pension fund, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has committed to…
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First global climate strike since start of pandemic

Last Friday, September 24, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand urgent…
Solar panels on house roof

US city raises $100 million to decarbonize buildings

One city in upstate New York has found a novel means to help decarbonize thousands of commercial…
Person on their phone in coffee shop

Social media is undermining environmental action

The proliferation of misinformation and disinformation on social media are creating roadblocks for…
Red tulips in Ottawa, Canada

Catherine McKenna on climate action

After Catherine McKenna’s six years as minister, she’s stepping out of politics to refocus her…
Wildfire in smokey forest

Winning slowly is the same as losing

Given the dire warnings from the latest IPCC assessment released August 2021, this article …