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.

Green building

It's time for the Feds to Step Up

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, so they…

The Blame Game

This article in the National Post points out some of the complexities of reducing GHG emissions and…
We have a fighting chance now

We have a fighting chance now

According to the latest research published in the journal Nature Communications, we have a fighting…
Ontario's total employment went up and the economy grew after a minimum wage increase.

Some More Facts

A recent article by the Toronto Star refutes some of the warnings about Ontario's proposed increase…
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Getting the Facts

The Internet is both a force for dark and light. In today’s post-truth world, it is important to…
Extinction Rebellion

The Good Society—Embracing the Potential

In this interview with Texan scientist, Katharine Hayhoe, she states “opposition to climate change…
UN Climate Talks

UN Climate Talks

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24 to the UNFCCC) took place from December 2-14 in Katowice…
Climbing a rock face

The Personal Imperative

Relationships weave in and out, we sometimes don't hear from friends and colleagues as life…
Climate change is caused by two things

Food for Thought

Cartoon by Patrick Chappatte
Suspension Bridge in Vancouver

All new cars will be electric by 2040!

In January, Québec became the first province to implement a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate…
Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Report

Climate Leadership

London, UK just voted to accelerate their climate commitment to become carbon neutral from 2050 to…
Why is climate change so hard to tackle?

Why is climate change so hard to tackle?

Just imagine the United States aligned with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, in blocking climate…