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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For Trekkies Everywhere

Resistance is Futile, A very interesting analysis by Don Pittis, about the argument “if climate…
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Norway Leads Again

Norway is leading the way with new climate innovations, by investing a billion dollars to get…
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Business Innovation

A large part of the transition away from fossil fuel dependency is the development of viable…
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Canadian Innovation Lags

The idea that suburban sprawl is a major contributing factor to the size of our carbon footprints (…
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The Voice of Trees

This haunting melody is the result of Bartholomaus Traubeck’s technology which reads the rings of a…
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The Good Society is Here Now!

This is the first time I have 'heard' a minister publicly commit to a carbon neutral economy. The…
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Ethiopia's Alternative Materials and Construction Techniques

Check out this video; a first person tour of a building site in Ethiopia where a new technology,…
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Finland Leading the Way

Finland’s plan  to implement a basic income supplement to a sample of 100,000 people of employment…
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We Must Act Now

In the last week, two papers have been published, one about the West Antarctic ice sheet and the…
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Montreal Leads the Way

The debate over whether to ban plastic bags, continue to charge for them, or to simply let…