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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Still-Life with Anthropocene and Climate

“I wish to illuminate the damage, the breakage, the fragmentation. Somehow, if I can make it…
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Ageism is the Next Boomer Battle

Baby boomers fought for many rights now taken for granted--access to birth control, being able to…
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Our waste, our responsibility

As part of a campaign to engage and educate residents of West Vancouver about how “individual…
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Asking the Right Questions

Matthew Hoffman, co-director of the Munk School’s Environmental Governance Lab, argues that we need…
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The Oceans Need Us Now

Normally, I try to blog on the many wonderful social innovations that are happening everywhere, on…
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Innovations at the Edge

Many innovations can come from reimaging existing systems to capture the ‘waste’, for example,…
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Climate Change is a Blessing

The challenge is clear: holding down global warming below the all important two-degree threshold.…
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How to Fix Climate Change

"How can policymakers fight climate change in the face of political headwinds? Gov. Jerry Brown of…
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The Changing Colours of Our Living Planet

Nasa’s new data visualization proves that pictures are truly worth a thousand words.
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Two Leaders for Climate Action

"Michael Bloomberg, a UN special envoy on climate change and former mayor of New York City, has…
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Leaping Forward on Climate Change

The biggest obstacle to acting on climate change lies between your ears. Watch this video to learn…