Views from the Edge

Fantastic Fungi

“Mushroom mycelium represents rebirth, rejuvenation, regeneration.”

             - Paul Stamets, Mycologist, Author, and Advocate

Sprouting Literature

There are many children’s books that share heartwarming stories of nature and why it needs protecting. But what if our younger readers could learn about ecology while practicing it? One Buenos Aires publishing company has taken this one step further. Pequeño Editor recently printed copies of i Papá Estuvo en la Selva (My Dad Went to the Jungle) that sprout a micro-forest of jacaranda trees, a species native to Argentina.

Low Standards to Spread Across Canada?

It would be great if BCs low standards would spread federally -- Low Carbon Fuel Standards, that is.

The Good Society

This TEDTalk is very cool, showing what the world looks like when you map it using people data, where we are and how we move, our scale of population and activities. And interestingly, although we are living in a new world, there is more good news than bad, there is a need for concern, but not to fear each other as we do.

Building Common Ground

Jeanne Gang is an architect who looks at physical space for its potential to build positive relationships—between people, across disciplines, and between people and the environment.

These Streets Were Made for Walking

Watch urban planner Jeff Speck discuss the four tenets of walkability, in order to call attention to the literally growing problem of sprawl in our cities:

Canada's Storyteller

 “Your story must be short, and it must be true.”

We are on Very Thin Ice

Larsen C is Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, and it is unfortunately disintegrating at an all-too rapid pace.

We Need a New Educational Model Now

Solutions to climate change lie in understanding the dynamics of complex living systems and social systems. Any solutions by necessity have to be collaborative, involve multi-level governance, and be ongoing.Artificial intelligence, accelerating automation, technological change, the internet and the loss of a 35-year career trajectory are turning employment upside down.

Paint it Black

Anirudh Sharma, a former co-leader at MIT Media Lab India Initiative, recently invented a device to turn soot from car exhaust into black ink and paint.