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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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

In an earlier blog, I wrote that Ontario had just released the best climate action plan in the…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator
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A Progressive Tax

The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing…
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The Difference between Dutch and Canadian Leadership

The Dutch parliament has just voted to close down the the country's coal industry. Although not…
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If It’s Broke, Fix It

When dealing with ripped jeans, broken appliances, and shattered cell phones, it’s often cheaper to…
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Breaking News

Today, an American bank, Amalgamated Bank, became the first bank to commit to divesting from carbon…
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We do need to change NOW

Scientists are claiming that humanity’s impacts on the Earth are now so profound that we have…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator When museums first shifted their focus to visitor experience in…
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Energy Innovation

Leave it to the French to come up with a wind turbine that is also aesthetically pleasing,…
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Energy Transformation

This article by the Worldwatch Institute argues pervasively that although private sector…
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Forget me Knots?

If you follow any of the following high profile names – Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Campbell, Doutzen…
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Is that a canoe in my park?

If you walk through the streets of Toronto, you’ll likely come across brightly coloured canoes…