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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Change is blowin' in the wind

Canada’s status as an “energy superpower” is under threat because the global dominance of fossil…
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The Power of a Pretty Little Flower

Life starts with flowers. They are the foundation of our food chain. They nourish our fruit, grains…
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What is a 21st Century Curator?

By: Jaime Clifton, Research Curator
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Taking Legal Action to Fight Government Inaction

Over the last few years, concerned citizens in several countries have undertaken a unique strategy…
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Notley Leads Alberta into the Future

Yesterday, Alberta introduced its carbon tax legislation, as outlined in this Globe and Mail…
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How Rapidly We are Warming?

Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist and professor at the University of Reading, is making waves after…
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Empathy and Climate Action

Connecting individuals to the issue of climate change has proven to be difficult for many reasons.…
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Are We Listening?

Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature. Nature is essential to every aspect of our lives.…
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Glen Murray Leads Ontario into the Future

The Ontario government is considering one of this country’s most ambitious climate action plans and…
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Changing Weather Patterns

Tracking and observing the changing weather patterns linked to climate change is one of the best…
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On Wildfires and Vitriol

Since wildfires razed the Canadian town of Fort McMurray last week, the link between climate change…
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Learning is the Thing

"The best thing for being sad, replied Merlyn, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that…