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.

Cartoon describing why we should act now

We're Doomed. Now What?

I just finished reading the O’Hagan Essay on Public Affairs by Chris Turner in the November issue…
Canadian flag

How does Canada measure up?

How does Canada measure up when comparing our climate plan to other G20 countries? We are now 1 of…
Man standing among concrete blocks

One step forward?

Referring to the ‘Greta Thunberg” effect, NGOs are reporting a fourfold increase in carbon-reducing…
Climate change protest

Losing the Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

Did you know that in the decade that ran from 1979 to 1989, the world’s major powers came within…
Twitter screenshot

The Medium is the Message

“The medium is the message.” - Marshall McLuhan
Museum of Lost and Found Potential

The Museum of Lost and Found Potential

To increase awareness for World Mental Health Day, United for Global Mental Health curated The…
Winds can become 600 times more powerful

Winds can become 600 times more powerful

Nowadays, offshore wind provides only 0.3% of global power generation. However,…
Birds are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to environmental health

The Canary in the Coal Mine

Passenger pigeons used to be abundant in North America. However, their extinction at the end of the…
Climate emergency map

Interactive Map of Climate Emergency Declaration

This interactive Google map plots local, state/provincial/territorial and national governments that…
Copenhagen is aiming to be the first carbon neutral capital by 2025

Becoming the 1st carbon neutral capital in the world

In spite of its expected 20% population growth in the next decade, the city of Copenhagen is aiming…
Corporate Action on Climate Change

Corporate Action on Climate Change

Major corporations have just 2 years to devise plans on how they will document and report the…