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.
Joy may be more important than happiness. This TedTalks discusses the importance of weavers, those that connect, in fundamental ways. They are geniuses at relationships, they have a moral intensity to
A new University of Victoria study on the consumption of microplastics revealed that humans consume between 70,000 and 121,000 particles per year. Microplastics are just under 5 millimetres in
Relationships weave in and out, we sometimes don't hear from friends and colleagues as life trajectories diverge but then something magical happens, we reconnect and space and time seem to disappear
There’s no denying that digital technology and social media have dramatically transformed our world. We are very good at creating new tools, but less so in optimizing their use for the good of all
When my son was alive, we used to talk a lot about existential loneliness, part of the human condition. But a far greater loneliness is pervading modern human society, as reported in this article by
Do conversations create common ground across generations? Not the old guy on the way out, but a role to play going forward. Giving away stuff now and sharing with friends and family, and maybe even
This week the world mourned the death of Sudan, the last of his kind: a male northern white rhino, kept in captivity for his own protection. Now the survival of this subspecies depends upon his