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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Canadians Have Their Say on Climate Change

Provincial, territorial, and federal governments are working together with Indigenous peoples and…
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Cities Need More Trees

Cities need more trees. Not just because they look nice, but because they help cut down energy use…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator
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There is Just So Much Happening

I just came across this site, The Green Market Oracle, a convergence of capitalism and the global…
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New Species at Risk in B.C. Field Guide

Environment and Climate Change Canada just published a new field guide for species at risk in…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator
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The Return of Beauty

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.” --John Muir, 19th-century environmentalist
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What does Brexit mean for Climate Action?

By: Beverly deVries, M.A., creator of Humans of a Warming World
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Nature is the Penultimate Innovator

Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator
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Leadership and Innovation

A report by the Ellen MacArthur foundation earlier this year predicted that there would be more…
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Whale Fall

“When a whale dies, the story has just begun” -- Sweet Fern Productions