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.

Paper Bags

Sustainable Choices

This recent article in the New York Times highlights how important it is to seek out the best…
A Guide's Honour

A Guide’s Honour

A topic that was discussed at length during our Biodiversity Conversations, was the idea that if…
Arts organizations are raising awareness about the growing ecological crisis

To Tell the Truth

The school climate strike from March 15th saw 1.4 million protestors take to the streets across the…
Tackling Toxic Masculinity

The Best Men Can Be

In response to the #MeToo campaign, Gilette tackled toxic masculinity, bullying, and harassment in…
To meat or not to meat

To Meat or not to Meat

Research shows that one of the most effective ways we can tackle climate change is by reducing our…
How snow fall is changing in Canada

How to Communicate the Facts

The CBC just released this interactive news story about snow fall. Besides being visually…
We need to carefully question our development addictions and explore more sustainable alternatives

Misplaced Concreteness

There is a scholar, Alfred Whitehead, who talks about the fallacy of misplaced concreteness, that…
What is the polar vortex and how is it related to climate change?

Chilling News

This Guardian article, "What is the polar vortex—and how is it linked to climate change?", explains…
What will climate feel like in 60 years?

What will climate feel like in 60 years?

In 60 years, our home city of Victoria, British Columbia will likely feel more like Seattle,…
What is progress?

What is progress?

Did you know that in 1901, an estimated 38% of cars in the United States were electric,
New study reveals that inconsistent and often insufficient methodologies are used when evaluating environmental impact reports for oil sands project in Alberta.

It’s Time to Step Up

Environmental impact studies of oil sands in Alberta are failing to inform on the health (or lack…