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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Community through Song

My research team just spent three days at a three-day workshop in Kingsburgh, Nova Scotia, a…
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Beauty and Seduction

I got up very early this morning, around 5:00 a.m. and have been watching the light come up through…
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And you thought you were innovative!

This is a brilliant example of both technical and social innovation, using waste products turned…
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Change your World. Change your Words.

Who gets to frame the question, and who gets to decide who the stakeholders are at the table…
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People do Care

Get out and vote now in the next Canadian election. Why, watch this TedTalks now, the antidote to…
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Scaling up Innovation

Convenient and affordable within the science and economics we have today and the power of the…
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Commodification of Life

I am increasingly concerned about something I have been thinking about a lot lately--the wholesale…
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Yin and Yang

I write a lot about the need for reconciliation in my work, of the three imperatives, between the…
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Play is a Shape Shifter

Play is the glue that binds us together, it allows us to explore the boundaries of our inner and…
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Patterns of Potential Human Progress

The report from the Pardee Centre for International Futures, entitled Improving Global Health:…
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Ecological and Social Innovation

This is what the future is, it is young people like this who give me such hope. This is one of the…
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Changing the World One Purchase at a Time

The Worldwatch Institute's website just talked about setting Millenium Consumption Goals, similar…