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.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

I just finished teaching the leadership for sustainability class at my university and am always…
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Sunday Climate Change Reading

Several interesting articles reveal how climate change adaptation and mitigation is really a super…
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Keep Calm and Save the Animals

“We love positive environment stories. But sometimes the gravity of bad news forces us to bear…
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Getting Our Flares in Order

A new research project led by Carleton University will allow scientists to measure the emissions…
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The World is Changing

Last year, for the first time, renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power…
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The Other Side of the Coin

Deborah Irvine, Vice President of the Vancouver Foundation, broke down some statistics last week…
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A Fossil Fuel-Free Scotland

A fossil fuel-free Scotland is not only technically achievable but could prove a cheaper and safer…
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More Good News

The European Union hits energy reduction targets six years early. Several EU directives maligned by…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator
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Surely we can move forward

In this blog post, Alex Himelfarb, former clerk of the Privy Council Office, supports the Ontario…
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Walls Against Humanity

Over at The Guardian, readers have been given a sneak peek at Far & Away, a new book on travel…
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Climate Change in D Minor

Barren trunks and dying yellow cedar trees are transforming the rainforest landscape along the…