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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Bison Blues

Wood Buffalo National Park was established in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of Bison in…
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Plastic Free Penzance

The Cornish town of Penzance officially became Britain’s first plastic-free community in December…
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Ireland is number 1!

Fossil fuel divestment has gained traction recently among universities and wealth funds,…
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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…