An Environmentally More Gentle Disposition of the Deceased – update

October 27, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Interest in “green” burials and methods of disposition of the deceased has continued to rise. The Greenzine reported on this topic twice recently: in December 2022 with The Ecological Disposition of the Deceased and in September of the same year with Aquamation. Because of increasing environmental awareness, […]

Is Faith In The Future Realistic?

October 21, 2023 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON “Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General The seeds of a different future are planted and they are local. And the fertilizer of their present soil is believing […]

HIPPO Inquires

October 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICIA REMY Grandma. How little I would be aware of things past if not for her stories. I didn’t know Gran personally. But my mother told me about her, how some climate activists rescued her from evil humans called poachers. She landed in a zoo […]

Climate Grief Is Different

October 14, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Greenzine readers are a well-informed audience. Many of you will be familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s description of the facets (originally named “phases”) of grief. She identified denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance as the experiences comprising mourning. “Facets” is an unofficial yet more fitting term than “phases”, […]

Nothing Is Sustainable If We Can’t Sustain Our Own Bodies

October 12, 2023 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – And feeding the bodies of the world is exactly what farmers do. But agriculture is at a defining moment in this time of climate crisis. Such was the focus of the “Community Conversation on Sustainable Agriculture” held October 10, 2023 at the Peterborough Public Library. The quote […]

The Beautiful Insect Crossing Borders To Bring Us Together

October 11, 2023 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – Each year since 2019, a group of ultra marathon runners from the Peterborough area have run 4000 kilometres to save something very small and something very big. The small thing is the Monarch butterfly. The big thing is human existence on this planet. The two communities at […]

Hitler, Stalin, And Hunka: What Would I Have Done?

October 10, 2023 greenzine 0

A Question Posed by Current Events PATRICIA REMY – What I am missing in the entire discussion around the issue of greeting a so-called Ukrainian war hero-cum-Nazi in Parliament, is an assessment of the context. Jaroslav Hunka was born in 1925. This was around the time when Stalin became the […]

Weed Salad for Beginners

October 3, 2023 greenzine 1

PATRICIA REMY – A friend of mine has a really great garden. Her harvest of potatoes was impressive. She began planting fruit trees several years ago. This fall she had a nice load of apples. Like her I have a constant supply of my own leafy greens in summer, lettuce […]