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.

Butterfly perched on pinecone

An easy way to help insects

Have you ever noticed moths vigorously flapping around your porch light? Well, they’re probably…
The future

Breaking News

The Ecology Action Centre just launched a major technical and modelling report for the low-…
Hoping to leap forward

We now need to lead forward

Now that Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019,…
Sculpture of sleeping woman covered in moss in Beacon Hill Park

Celebrating Nature in our Cities

When we think of nature, we often imagine pristine wilderness with snow-peaked mountains, lush…
Cartoon describing why we should act now

We're Doomed. Now What?

I just finished reading the O’Hagan Essay on Public Affairs by Chris Turner in the November issue…
Canadian flag

How does Canada measure up?

How does Canada measure up when comparing our climate plan to other G20 countries? We are now 1 of…
Man standing among concrete blocks

One step forward?

Referring to the ‘Greta Thunberg” effect, NGOs are reporting a fourfold increase in carbon-reducing…
Climate change protest

Losing the Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

Did you know that in the decade that ran from 1979 to 1989, the world’s major powers came within…
Twitter screenshot

The Medium is the Message

“The medium is the message.” - Marshall McLuhan
Museum of Lost and Found Potential

The Museum of Lost and Found Potential

To increase awareness for World Mental Health Day, United for Global Mental Health curated The…
Winds can become 600 times more powerful

Winds can become 600 times more powerful

Nowadays, offshore wind provides only 0.3% of global power generation. However,…
Birds are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to environmental health

The Canary in the Coal Mine

Passenger pigeons used to be abundant in North America. However, their extinction at the end of the…