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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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…
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Plastic Free Aisle

Can you imagine a supermarket with no plastic packaging? Well, Ekoplaza in the Netherlands has…
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Working for the Future

For the first time, employment in the renewable energy sector has reached the 10 million mark last…
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What is the Good Society?

There’s no denying that digital technology and social media have dramatically transformed our world…
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It's Only 4 Degrees

"4 Degrees” by Anohni is a powerful climate change anthem that alludes to the rise in global…
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Enlarging the Conversations

The pipeline debate has certainly heated up, pitting one province against the other, and…
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From a space shuttle to your beer can: less harmful gases in the making

Two of the world’s biggest aluminium producers just announced a major breakthrough! A new…
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The Power of Solar

The state of California is taking the lead. In less than 20 months, they will be the first region…
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Canada’s Energy Outlook

A recent study by David Hughes, Canada’s Energy Outlook, analyses Canada’s energy system, taking a…
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The Great Carbon Opportunity

Carbon is a key component for life on earth. It comes in many different forms, from industrial…