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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These Corporations Won’t Sugar-Coat Climate Change

Mars Inc., Staples, the Gap, Levi Strauss, Seventh Generation, and even ExxonMobil have come out…
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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

This article in Scientific American calls for high-tech companies to emulate systems found in…
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The Mail Carrier that's Breaking Barriers

Unlike in Canada, where ‘save door-to-door’ signs are a common sight, the postal service in Germany…
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Media Leadership

Several months ago, Alan Rusbrider, editor-in-chief of the Guardian announced they were embarking…
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The Meaning of Civility

Bill Clinton’s speech at Martin McGunness’ funeral
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Flower Power

As CBC reported on March 23, 2017, Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC will no longer sell bottled…
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A Green Dilemma

Public transit may not be as green as you think according to this Star article. In addressing…
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The Beverage of Happiness

Fast Company recently interviewed the CEO of Illy and learned how the world renowned Italian coffee…
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Let's Even It Up

Global wealth has become increasingly concentrated, according to one alarming report released by…
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One Man’s Leather is Another Man’s Poison

Pollution from industrial processing, tanning, lead smelting, and other toxic operations cause…
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Don't COP Out

I took this picture from a recent article by the Economist, titled "A world turned upside down".…
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

As cities increase in density, greenspaces often dwindle. Studies have shown that natural…