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.

Reexamination of traditional workplace models

In a pilot program conducted from 2015 to 2019, Iceland witnessed the successes of a 4-day workweek.

Solutions must tackle biodiversity loss and the climate crisis together

Until now, policies have predominantly addressed biodiversity loss and the climate crisis…

Researchers create an immersive experience to cultivate empathy

An urban forest in Burnaby, B.C. filled with 1,308 old trees is the focal point for Emily Carr…

2030 Targets and 2050 Vision Outlined in UN Draft Agreement

In anticipation of a key summit in Kumming, China, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)…

The Story Behind Our National Biodiversity Campaign

“We love positive environment stories. But sometimes the gravity of bad news forces us to bear…

Working Towards Sustainability with Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Technology

Multiple solutions including technological, social, ecological and economic are required in order…

Half of Single-Use Plastic Waste Produced by 20 Firms

Over half of global single-use plastic waste including face masks, plastic bags and bottles are…

Fungi is Sparking Design Inspiration

Fungi as sustainable and healthy building materials is gaining traction worldwide.

A Key Milestone in the Transition from Fossil Fuels

By 2027, BloombergNEF predicts that electric cars and vans will be less expensive to

A Just Transition in Canada’s Path to Decarbonization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced more ambitious climate targets during an April…

Flighting Climate Crisis Through Regenerative Farming

With 10% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions originating from crop and livestock production,…

France and Venice move forward towards sustainability

Earlier this month, two European governments announced preventative and proactive measures to…