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.

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I am the Lorax, I speak for the Trees

Various news reports over the last several weeks have been talking about the heat wave currently…
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Microwaving plastic back into oil

Over the last 15 years, Canada has held the record for waste production per capita, in addition to…
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Making Public Spaces

Community engagement is rather like good communications in a relationship, everyone thinks they are…
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What is the Good Society?

A good society incentivizes the ‘good’ and moves away from the ‘bad’ of maintaining unsustainable…
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The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

In an evaluation of climate action from 1979 to 1989, this special New York Times feature asks: “We…
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Slam from Sudan

Sudanese-American poet and activist, Emtithal Mahmoud, expresses "the real emotions behind the…
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Edging Forward

This New York Times article goes through the arguments for a universal income scheme and a basic…
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BYO BAG Victoria

The City of Victoria has officially banned plastic bags as of today. This means that businesses can…
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Let's Get Together

A good friend sent me this video, Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke. It is excellent…
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How to become richer while helping the poor

A recent study published by Nature estimated that limiting global warming to 1.5°C — instead of 2°C…
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The Guardians

The Guardians, a breathtaking documentary film by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran, illuminates…
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How Does Canada Measure Up?

The International Energy Agency just released a scorecard for G7 countries evaluating their efforts…