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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Let's Urge our World Leaders to Act Now

The Bonn climate change conference  is currently underway, a crucial opener for the Lima talks,…
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Better Growth Better Economy

Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report argues we can tackle climate change without harming…
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Divest-Invest Philanthropy

Following up on my earlier blog on the decision by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to divest their…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Wouldn't it be wonderful to dine beside a totally self-sustaining garden, in an urban environment?…
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Getting Energy Right

Northern Affairs and its pull towards renewable energies including solar has become a focus in…
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Social Innovation

In spite of some of the dire reports in the press, there are many individuals, researchers, artists…
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The Art of Action

In an earlier blog, I talked about naturalists, birders, researchers and gardeners networking to…
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Top Two Policies for Addressing Climate Change

In his address to the United Nations, Leonardo DiCaprio, states the top two actions that all…
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The World is Definitely Changing

Last week, the  Rockefeller Brothers Fund, who made their fortune in the oil business, announced…
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A Call to Action

The World Wildlife Fund’s annual living planet report has just been released, and the evidence is…
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One Small Step to Change the World

There is nothing like the chorus of many voices coming together as one. There is no power more…
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The Good Society--Making a Difference

I’ve just finished reading this article about a recent study conducted by the World Meteorological…