Edging Forward by Ann Dale

Edging Forward by Ann Dale

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May 20, 2015

To Meat or Not To Meat

CRCResearch RRU. (2017, June 6). To Meat or Not To Meat [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/DtnUzThbi3A

Research shows that one of the most powerful steps you can take to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions is to become a vegetarian. However, many may consider this a drastic lifestyle change that they are not prepared to make. Cutting down your meat consumption can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Check out this video to learn more.


Food for Thought

CRCResearch RRU. (2014, December 3). Food for Thought [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5NC5lwx9-X8

Created through a partnership between Community Research Connections and students of Royal Roads University’s Professional Communications program, this video is an illustration of food wastage in Canada and aims spurring thinking on how we can better use food resources. The video was produced as a part of the Solutions Agenda (http://crcresearch.org/solutions-agenda), a research project that thematically explores innovations for achieving sustainable communities.



CRCResearch RRU. (2013, October 18). To Meat or Not To Meat [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9096bEobCow

This animation conveys the issues that arise from ‘the tragedy of the commons’ (Hardin, 1968), which is a situation of resource depletion and/or pollution generation through people acting in their own self-interest around a common good (i.e., the environment). The animation then shows that these issues of resource depletion and adapting to new environmental conditions can be addressed through cooperative solutions. This video complements research done through the Solutions Agenda project, a joint research initiative of Community Research Connections and the Sustainability Solutions Group, exploring the role of the cooperative model in sustainable community development.


The Bigger Picture

CRCResearch RRU. (2013, May 21). The Bigger Picture [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/bA3xEeTw_bk

Created through partnership between Community Research Connections (crcresearch.org) and the University of Alberta, this animation explores the relationship between carbon footprints and income. Specifically, the video shares outcomes and ideas from research conducted by Kennedy, E.H., H. Krahn, and N.T. Krogman (2013, Egregious Emitters: Disproportionality in Household Carbon Footprints) examining this relationship in the context of individuals and households of Alberta. The video concludes with discussion on how individuals and communities can reduce carbon footprints (approached through a systems perspective) based on the research.



CRCResearch RRU. (2012, October 19). Inertia, Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) Video Series [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Hh004wJguC8

‘Inertia’ is the first in the video series on climate change produced by Community Research Connections (crcresearch.org) for the Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (mc-3.ca) research project. This animation portrays the political gridlock resulting from the debate on climate change, and how this gridlock can divert time and resources away from addressing global issues.


Following Carbon Dioxide Through the Atmosphere

Nasa Goddard. (2016, December 13). Following Carbon Dioxide Through the Atmosphere. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/syU1rRCp7E8

This video shows a new visualization from NASA’s supercomputers of carbon dioxide moving across the globe. The project uses a year’s worth of data from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite along with a weather model to create a time-lapse of carbon in the atmosphere.


Monica Araya: A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels

TED. (2016, June). Monica Araya: A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/

Climate advocate Monica Araya explains how almost 100% of Costa Rica’s electricity comes from renewable sources. By abolishing the army in the late 1940s, Costa Rica could invest in hydro power, national parks, ecosystem services, and ecotourism.

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Tony Fadell: The First Secret of Design is…Noticing

TED. (2015, March). Tony Fadell: The First Secret of Design is…Noticing. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/

As human beings, we get used to “the way things are” really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity … Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.

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Transformative Change

The Guardian. (2016, November 29). David Attenborough on climate change: ‘The world will be transformed’ [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

This 5-minute excerpt from the documentary In This Climate features several cultural figures discussing climate change. David Attenborough laments the tripling of the human population in recent years and the space that we take from the natural world in order to accommodate this increase.


Canadian Island Disappearing Due to Climate Change

The National. (2016, December 7). Canadian Island Disappearing Due to Climate Change. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/pZo-z1kKe5M

Rapid coastal erosion and increasing temperatures are among the most glaring impacts of climate change on Lennox Island, a small community on the coast of PEI.

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