Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge
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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.

New study reveals that inconsistent and often insufficient methodologies are used when evaluating environmental impact reports for oil sands project in Alberta.

It’s Time to Step Up

Environmental impact studies of oil sands in Alberta are failing to inform on the health (or lack…
The Green New Deal resolution outlines plans for the US to become carbon neutral in the next 10 years.

The Green New Deal

Last week, the U.S. unveiled a Green New Deal resolution, which outlines plans to become carbon…
School Strike 4 Climate

Youth Speak Up

Last week, our front page featured the civic work of 16-year old Greta Thunberg urging immediate…
Green building

It's time for the Feds to Step Up

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, so they…
Carbon

The Blame Game

This article in the National Post points out some of the complexities of reducing GHG emissions and…
We have a fighting chance now

We have a fighting chance now

According to the latest research published in the journal Nature Communications, we have a fighting…
Ontario's total employment went up and the economy grew after a minimum wage increase.

Some More Facts

A recent article by the Toronto Star refutes some of the warnings about Ontario's proposed increase…
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Getting the Facts

The Internet is both a force for dark and light. In today’s post-truth world, it is important to…
Extinction Rebellion

The Good Society—Embracing the Potential

In this interview with Texan scientist, Katharine Hayhoe, she states “opposition to climate change…
UN Climate Talks

UN Climate Talks

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24 to the UNFCCC) took place from December 2-14 in Katowice…
Climbing a rock face

The Personal Imperative

Relationships weave in and out, we sometimes don't hear from friends and colleagues as life…
Climate change is caused by two things

Food for Thought

Cartoon by Patrick Chappatte