Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge
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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.

So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. IT IS TIME TO REBEL.

Acting on Climate Change

Teenage climate-activist, Greta Thunberg, has joined forces with British indie-pop-rock band, the…
Investors and large companies are starting to consider investment in fossil fuels as risky

Are insurance companies willing to risk it all?

Divestment is not a new concept. For over 4 years, investors and large companies (including some of…
Net Zero target has reached a sixth of the global economy

Net Zero target has reached a sixth of the global economy

If we want to keep climate change within acceptable limits, we need to
We need to develop a closed loop system and learn from the birds—no bird fouls its own nest.

Let’s Just Refuse

Plastics continue to pollute the earth and its oceans. As well, there are social justice issues…
Greta Thunberg

Hope is Contagious

As you know by now, Greta Thunberg is one of my heroes, her courage, her leadership and her…
Environmental groups are arguing for further protections for right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

If only we could beam them up

This article by Andrew Nikiforuk in the Tyee outlines the crisis now facing the right whale. It is…
The highly-anticipated exhibit, Deep Time, illuminates how “Earth’s distant past is connected to the present and informs our future”.

Deep Time

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History just reopened their newly renovated 31,000…
When you think of solar panels, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably not sheep.

Sunny Pastures

When you think of solar panels, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably not sheep.
Blame and shame are often used to polarize voters and keep us from acting on climate pollution.

Blame and Shame

Blame and shame are often used to polarize voters and keep us from acting on climate…
We need to go exponential when it comes to tackling climate change.

The moment for total disruption

Christiana Figueres, former United Nations climate chief and a central architect behind COP 21,…
Using art to inspire action and behavioural change, MELTDOWN is the latest museum exhibit tackling climate change.

MELTDOWN: A Visualization of Climate Change

Using art “as a positive touch-point” to inspire action and behavioural change, MELTDOWN…