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.

Blog Image

Abstracting Industrial Scars

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

Designing Data

Do you love data visualization as much as we do? Enjoy these ten TED-compiled Hans Rosling talks…
Blog Image

Short Answers to Some Hard Questions

Wrapping your head around climate change can often feel overwhelming. Many people experience…
Blog Image

Freedom For Some, But Not All

The Guardian recently published an article called, “Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor—that’s…
Blog Image

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…
Blog Image

Recharge in Quebec’s Cottage Country

Rawdon, Quebec is a cottagey town to the north of Montreal with a population of only 11,000. Yet…
Blog Image

The Canary in the Coal Mine

A museum that celebrates the founding of the coal mining industry in a small town in Southeast…
Blog Image

Just in Time for Spring: the Hidden Beauty of Pollination

It’s a good time to revisit this 2011 TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg. He is a time-lapse nature…
Blog Image

Anne of Green Gables and Climate Change?

What do Anne of Green Gables, the greenhouse gas effect, and climate change all have in common?…
Blog Image

These Corporations Won’t Sugar-Coat Climate Change

Mars Inc., Staples, the Gap, Levi Strauss, Seventh Generation, and even ExxonMobil have come out…
Blog Image

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

This article in Scientific American calls for high-tech companies to emulate systems found in…
Blog Image

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…