Getting Around: Mobility For Everyone On Safe Streets

May 14, 2024 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – “Roll a kilometre in my chair” or “walk a mile with my cane” replaced the old familiar “walk a mile in my shoes” recently. It happened at the recent Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee’s “summit” on cycling in the city entitled “Safe Streets for Everyone.” On day one […]

Farms At Work; Work At Farms

May 10, 2024 greenzine 0

Farms at Work has taken on the challenge. Reflections on a Conversation with Kelly Carmichael from Farms at Work PATRICIA REMY – Grocery prices are up. Covid exposed the gaps in our food supply chain. Citizens are becoming increasingly conscious of the nutritional value of the food they eat. Climate […]

Coming to Terms with a Wicked Climate

May 9, 2024 greenzine 0

Review: Learning to Die in the Anthropocene Author: Roy Scranton Reviewer: TOM HURLEY Roy Scranton on The Great Anthropocene Dying If, as he says, “Learning to die takes practice,” American author Roy Scranton has failed Training Day many times. As a soldier, he survived roadside bombs and snipers in Baghdad […]

Transportation Design Is Vital Climate Action

May 1, 2024 greenzine 1

The Community “Summit” On Urban Cycling, 24 – 25 April, 2024 EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee (P-BAC) convened a local summit to advocate for and encourage cycling as a legitimate, desirable and increasingly necessary constituent of urban living. (The term “summit” dropped into common usage at the 1955 […]

Climate Report Card Calls for More Action

April 24, 2024 greenzine 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Greenzine is providing this reprint to assist readers with background in advance of our upcoming coverage of the City of Peterborough’s updated Climate Change Action Plan  MARK BULLOCK – Peterborough City Council has been overly cautious in its response to the climate change threat, and passive in […]

Balancing Grief And Joy In Turbulent Times

April 15, 2024 greenzine 0

A Crisis Line Responder’s Experience BETH MCKINLAY – Attention is being brought to the climate crisis like never before. Such things as the “cancelled” winter of 2024, the smoke-filled skies of last summer have sharpened our awareness of it. The recent precedent-setting decision by the European Court of Human Rights […]

Book Review Essay: Blowout

April 15, 2024 greenzine 0

If You Read Only One Book This Spring, Make It This One! Author: Rachel Maddow Reviewer/Essayist: PATRICIA REMY “The oil and gas industry has been remaking the world in its favored image for generations. And it’s not finished with us yet. Climate disaster has put a spotlight on the need […]

Resisting The Great Unravelling

April 15, 2024 greenzine 0

FRED IRWIN – Some of you may know that I have moved from Peterborough to Hamilton, Ontario. Born in Brantford and having an undergraduate degree from McMaster University, I am fairly familiar with the area. Oh, how things have changed at Mac! The McMaster U campus is now a small […]

‘Town And Gown’ Meet At Trent Community Research Centre’s 2024 Showcase

April 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Localizing knowledge through undergraduate research.  CHERYL LYON – Most often, it’s the university post-grads who get to “strut their stuff” aka present their research publicly. But Peterborough’s Trent University is different. Every year at this time, this Ontario university’s unique Trent Centre For Community Research showcases the locally-based research of […]

On The Ground

March 24, 2024 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER interviews Ian Attridge, Peterborough Environmental Lawyer and Activist Attridge’s respectful inquisitiveness and keen sense of place have given him an overarching grasp of how, in particular, the Peterborough area has evolved since the pre-contact days of Indigenous primacy. As a lawyer, naturalist, and social activist, he has had […]