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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Keep Calm and Save Our Biodiversity

Invasive species are one of the key threats to biodiversity and ecosystems. Moving species beyond…
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Edging Forward

Writing a book takes a long time, and my latest, Edging Forward, took four years, some of it joyful…
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Walk on, Mandela

In July 2018, it will be a 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who led his people with…
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EU Leadership on Plastics

The EU is working on a plan to ensure that every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or…
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Rapidly Moving Events

What is the cost of inaction? Costly weather disasters have now cost the US a record $306 billion.
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Let's all Breathe Easier

I have previously blogged on Victoria and Nanaimo's leadership on reducing plastic in the waste…
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Making a Difference

Over the last decade I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to improve how we communicate…
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Let’s Stand Up for Nature

The Smart Prosperity Leader’s Initiative, a group of respected Canadian leaders from a range of…