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.

The Climate Challenge

With a goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, what will it…

Bring Your Own Bottle

A new University of Victoria study on the consumption of microplastics revealed that humans consume…

Effecting Change in the Building Sector

According to Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council, buildings are…

Finland and Norway: Tempting the world to invest in the future

After an unprecedented five-party coalition formed between centrist, leftist, and green parties,…

Meeting the Zero Emission Challenge

​A new report by the David Suzuki Foundation reveals how Canada can zero out our emissions by the…

Life in Plastic is Not Fantastic

For years, China accepted a variety of recycling products with little to no restrictions. However,…

Why didn't we listen?

The Inuit of Canada just released a wide-ranging strategy document on climate change adaptation and…

1 Trillion Trees

What’s the most effective way to fight climate change? Plant trees. 1.2 trillion to be…

An Announcement

It is another gloomy day here and I stumbled across an article from the Washington post entitled…

Selling vs. Dwelling

Despite building 400,000 new homes over the past 20 years, Toronto and Vancouver continue to top…

What is a Good Society?

Canada, the UK, and the US often ship contaminated, mixed, or non-recyclable waste to Indonesia,…

Waste not, want not

Energy Drawdown has come up with 100 solutions to reverse global warming. Solution #60 focuses on…