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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Man vs. Earth

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Mankind is 140,000 years old. If condensed into 24 hours, then…
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No Digging, Mowing, or Weeding Required

Blog by Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies
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Is Failure Actually the Mother of Invention?

“Learning is the only way to turn failure into success.”
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Seismic Change in Global Energy

The global energy landscape is changing dramatically as evidenced by the following five trends.…
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The Companies Running Circles Around the Traditional Business Model

The Conference Board released a report showing what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to…
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U.S. Will Be Left in the Dust

As the Trump Administration announces their plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate…
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Treading Uncharted Waters

In 2008, Norway established a lifeline for humanity to ensure the survival of our precious food…
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Waste Not, Want Not

When it comes to recycling, two provinces are the best in Canada. The Paper &…
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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…