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.

Solar panels on house roof

US city raises $100 million to decarbonize buildings

One city in upstate New York has found a novel means to help decarbonize thousands of commercial…
Person on their phone in coffee shop

Social Media is Undermining Environmental Action

The proliferation of misinformation and disinformation on social media are creating roadblocks for…
Red tulips in Ottawa, Canada

Catherine McKenna on climate action

After Catherine McKenna’s six years as minister, she’s stepping out of politics to refocus her…
Wildfire in smokey forest

Winning slowly is the same as losing

Given the dire warnings from the latest IPCC assessment released August 2021, this article …
Cars driving on busy highway

Reexamination of traditional workplace models

In a pilot program conducted from 2015 to 2019, Iceland witnessed the successes of a 4-day workweek.
River running through green forest

Solutions must tackle biodiversity loss and the climate crisis together

Until now, policies have predominantly addressed biodiversity loss and the climate crisis…
Hand touching purple flowers

Researchers create an immersive experience to cultivate empathy

An urban forest in Burnaby, B.C. filled with 1,308 old trees is the focal point for Emily Carr…
Yellow kelp underwater in ocean

2030 Targets and 2050 Vision Outlined in UN Draft Agreement

In anticipation of a key summit in Kumming, China, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)…
Red fox in purple wildflowers

The Story Behind Our National Biodiversity Campaign

“We love positive environment stories. But sometimes the gravity of bad news forces us to bear…
Building-Integrated Photovoltaic technology

Working Towards Sustainability with Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Technology

Multiple solutions including technological, social, ecological and economic are required in order…
Plastic waste

Half of Single-Use Plastic Waste Produced by 20 Firms

Over half of global single-use plastic waste including face masks, plastic bags and bottles are…
Fungi in mossy forest

Fungi is Sparking Design Inspiration

Fungi as sustainable and healthy building materials is gaining traction worldwide.