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.

The Work of Art in the Age of Mass Consumption

Dane-zaa First Nations artist, Brian Jungen, sees more than just the mundane everyday objects that…

Perceptions of our Planet

Image via news digest of the Canadian Association of Geographers

We Know Enough Now

This past Friday, the Federal Government released its 87 page long-term climate strategy with a…

Talk To Their Lawyer

“What we can do is stop thinking about property in exclusively human terms and extend the concept…

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Environmental advocates attending this year's COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, issued a release…

If not for us, For them?

Two disturbing trends—this year will likely be the hottest year on record and “We have lost one…

The Taste of Climate Change

What if you could learn about climate change through taste? And better yet, while eating ice cream…

Semiotics of Space

This is a new column exploring different concepts that we use when we talk and write about…

The American Election

Where are the Giants of Your Past        Oh America!  America!     You who listen and applaud   …

And Now for Something Completely Different

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

Sunday Climate Change Reading

Several interesting articles reveal how climate change adaptation and mitigation is really a super…

Keep Calm and Save the Animals

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