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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A good way to start the morning

Friday morning and more than ready to start the weekend. Have had a cold and of course, all the…
Factory smoke tower

Fifty Shades of Green

Many countries have now declared a climate emergency, and we now need action on the ground to…
Person working with food in a lab

Potentials and Possibilities for a Sustainable Future

You may be surprised by this article by George Monbiot from the Guardian making a cogent argument…
Grizzly bear leaning on log

New Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in BC

This article was originally published on the National Environmental Treasure Blog
Trash along the side of the road with leaves and grass

A filthy habit

We’re all needed to pick up the mess, according to David Kendall of Belfountain, Ontario. And that’…
A critical crossroads

A critical crossroad

More than 11,000 of the world’s scientists have declared clearly and unequivocally that planet…
The future

As we enter 2020

I have long argued with my dear colleague, John Robinson, that we have enough information, enough…
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And now for something completely different

I love George Carlin—here is his take on political doublespeak. His video on Stuff is also…
We need to change

Big Oil Leadership

A recent article in the Huffington Post explained that as far back as 1991, the Canadian arm of…
Greta Thunberg is Time Person of the Year

Greta is Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg has been named 2019 Time Person of the Year. Back in the summer of 2018, she sat…
Amazon rainforest deforestation

The time is now

An informative article recently published in Nature explores the climate tipping points…
The need to change

A compassionate letter to the West

There isn't a lot of reasoned discussion about the country right now, with some political leaders…