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.

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Art is Bracing for Climate Change

Support is making a splash at the 2017 Venice Biennale. This monumental sculpture, crafted…
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Death Spiral for Big Oil

Stanford University economist, Tony Seba, has just released a new study forecasting that "the…
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Raise the Roof for Tesla’s New Solar Tiles

Tesla has recently begun taking orders for their new solar tiles, which are a game-changer for…
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Things are Looking Brighter

India is well on its way to meeting the renewable energy targets set during the Paris Climate…
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Nurturing the Next Generation

Women for Nature, a philanthropic initiative with Nature Canada, just launched the Young Nature…
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Books are Getting a Buzz

The winner of the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize was awarded last week to Barbershop Books, a…
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Pacific Climate Warriors are Raising a Paddle

A delegation of the Pacific Climate Warriors, a 350.org climate activist group from the Pacific…
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Abstracting Industrial Scars

 J Henry Fair doesn’t really consider his mesmerizing aerial photographs art. He sees them as…
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Designing Data

Do you love data visualization as much as we do? Enjoy these ten TED-compiled Hans Rosling talks…
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Short Answers to Some Hard Questions

Wrapping your head around climate change can often feel overwhelming. Many people experience…
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Freedom For Some, But Not All

The Guardian recently published an article called, “Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor—that’s…
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Waterloo to Teach the Rest of Us New Tricks

Waterloo, Ontario will begin a pilot program to turn dog waste into energy and fertilizer. Our…