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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Patterns of Our Footsteps - Visualizing the Differences and Commonalities

A major objective of our climate action research is to elucidate the primary drivers, influences,…
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Two Thoughts

"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it…
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The Good Society--Energy Renewables

The revolution has begun, energy renewables are gaining ground. In this interview with Amory Lovins…
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Regenerating Canadian Democracy

Regardless of your political leanings, this is a must watch video. As well, you may be interested…
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And Now for Something Completely Different

The difference between 'being' and 'becoming', happy.  
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A Personal Note

I am currently working outside of Ottawa, and it has been bitterly cold the last 3 weeks, -27…
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Big Oil Accepts Climate Change

ExxonMobil was the most profitable company in the US in 2012, according to Forbes 500. Ten years…
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Has cheap oil gone forever?

A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London…
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A Key Reflection for the New Year

A colleague from Carleton University, Andrew Cohen, has just written a very novel analysis about…
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Speaking Truth to Power

A leading US biologist, Randy Schekman, who will receive his Nobel Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday,…
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The Good Society--Another win/win solution

Pune in India is a leading innovator in sustainable waste management. In 2008, the city awarded a…