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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Ethiopia's Alternative Materials and Construction Techniques

Check out this video; a first person tour of a building site in Ethiopia where a new technology,…
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Finland Leading the Way

Finland’s plan  to implement a basic income supplement to a sample of 100,000 people of employment…
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We Must Act Now

In the last week, two papers have been published, one about the West Antarctic ice sheet and the…
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Montreal Leads the Way

The debate over whether to ban plastic bags, continue to charge for them, or to simply let…
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Next Steps on Climate Change--Will BC Continue to Lead the Way?

British Columbia led a first round of consultations on their next steps on climate change…
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Full Circle

The Rockefeller family made their fortune, with many others,  in the burgeoning oil industry of the…
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Be in the H2Know

March 22nd was the United Nation’s World Water Day, and in keeping with that theme, I wanted to…
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The Time has Come for a National Basic Income System

Basic income has been getting a lot of media attention lately, largely due to the…
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Sunny Days are Here Again

The Liberal government tabled their first budget today, and the numbers are very promising for…
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Getting the Monkey off your Back

As I sit here on a sunny Saturday morning, trying to face the ‘tyranny of the great white page’, I…
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A Plea for Transition Strategies

This article talks about how all of BC's reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) will be wiped…
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Edging Forward

One in seven Canadians live in poverty and there are an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people…