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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A Most Amazing Tool

This tool is amazing for learning about climate change and its impacts on the planet and life. You…
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Business Leaders at COP21

A coalition of business leaders has challenged negotiators at COP 21 to limit warming to 1.…
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ICELI Declaration to Paris Talks

 This ICLEI Declaration was adopted unanimously at the Joint Meeting of the ICLEI…
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New Climate Coalition

A coalition representing more than 100 countries, formed in secrecy six months ago, has emerged at…
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Proud to be Canadian

Canada's environment minister told her Paris colleagues that she wants the agreement to restrict…
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Change is Blowing in the Wind

Uruguay has made a dramatic shift to nearly 65% electricity from clean energy, read more here.  If…
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A Concert for Climate Change

Now home with my beloved dogs and the other two-legged being I live with. The concert last evening…
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Leaving COP 21

I am just leaving Paris for home, and it has been an interesting journey being here after the…
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A Carbon Tax Rationale

The Economist is stepping up to the plate, calling for a carbon tax. I have included their entire…
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Canadian Physicians Step Up

An open letter from Canadian physicians calls on Trudeau's government to make the following…
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More Good News

This article by Bob MacDonald explains how a low-carbon future doesn’t mean losing our lifestyle.…
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Let Us Honour Our Own

7 in 10 Canadians now agree climate change seriously threatens the future of the planet, according…