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.

A dog with a pumpkin and flowers

An Announcement

It is another gloomy day here and I stumbled across an article from the Washington post entitled…
Why do Toronto and Vancouver continue to top international rankings of unaffordable cities?

Selling vs. Dwelling

Despite building 400,000 new homes over the past 20 years, Toronto and Vancouver continue to top…
will restrict exporting UN plastic pact will restrict exporting countries from shipping hard-to-recycle plastic waste to developing countries

What is a Good Society?

Canada, the UK, and the US often ship contaminated, mixed, or non-recyclable waste to Indonesia,…
Composting may reduce 2.28 gigatons of CO2 by 2050

Waste not, want not

Energy Drawdown has come up with 100 solutions to reverse global warming. Solution #60 focuses on…
Dams are impacting the seasonal flow and biodiversity of rivers

Destruction of Dams

A global assessment found that just a third of the world’s rivers re
Notre Dame Fire

A Critical Question

Several of us (Hilary Leighton, Leslie King, Rob Newell and Ann Dale) recently participated in a…
Biodiversity Loss as Dangerous as Climate Change

Biodiversity Loss as Dangerous as Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) just…
From this moment, despair ends and tactics begin

Banksy Strikes Again

“From this moment despair ends and tactics begin.” These are the words brandished…
Building Resiliency in Canada

Building Resiliency in Canada

Amid current floods triggering states of emergency and forced evacuations in Quebec, Canada’s…
Cows on a farm

Going Beyond Meat

Research shows that one of the most effective ways we can tackle climate change is by reducing our…
Is Shell starting to walk the walk?

Is Shell starting to walk the walk?

This past Tuesday, the Royal Dutch Shell company released an unprecedented public report outlining…
The future of coal is dark

The future of coal is dark

While fossil fuels are still the largest global source of energy for electricity generation, the…