More Fun, Less Stuff– For A Better World

March 24, 2024 greenzine 0

“Inherent within the challenges of peak oil and climate change is an extraordinary opportunity to reinvent, rethink and rebuild the world around us. Rob Hopkins, Co-Founder Transition Town Movement MIKE NICKERSON – The Transition vision for the post-carbon world is a thriving, resilient, internally uplifting society. Our potential for life-based […]

The Thinking Garden

March 17, 2024 greenzine 1

A Thesis for Our Times CHERYL LYON – I was visiting my friend Barbara Ratz in her home when she shared with me a paper she had written in 1994. It turned out to be a gem with deep relevance for our times. The paper was part of a Guelph […]

Bird Friendly Buildings

March 17, 2024 greenzine 0

Architects Are Starting To Pay Attention Marilyn Freeman – As naturalists and birders, we are all too aware of the avian carnage created by tall glass buildings during migration and especially in large cities that are on flyways such as New York and Chicago. In Canada, window collisions kill 16 […]

Legacy Sites – A Speculation

March 11, 2024 greenzine 0

“And even if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today.” Martin Luther PATRICIA REMY – The world might end, but not the planet Earth. It has another 5 billion years or so. The “world” is a human construct; it has not been […]

Timely Titles

February 10, 2024 greenzine 0

on Climate and the Environment Suggested by TAKE COVER BOOKS Fiction Greenwood by Michael Christie Greenwood is a sprawling generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, and the conflicted relationship with the source of its fortune: trees. Told in four timelines — 2038, […]

Word-Nerdery: Terminology for Our Time #2

February 8, 2024 greenzine 3

TOM HURLEY Cryosphere The cryosphere (from Greek “krios”, meaning “cold”) refers to those parts of the Earth’s surface where water is in solid form. These areas include ice (river, lake, and sea), snow cover, frozen ground, glaciers, ice sheets and ice caps. (for unfrozen water, see also the related term […]

Jen’s Greens Grow Op

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – For years now, I have been promising myself to grow my own leafy greens. In summer it’s simple. Swiss chard thrives in my garden plot. Larger pots of lettuce grow on the deck. This year I began harvesting carrot greens. Aster stems, Queen Anne’s lace stems and […]

HIPPO proposes … Unmentionables

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by Patricia Remy Sometimes I don’t sleep very well. That happened yesterday. It was not the beautiful half-moon which kept me awake; hippos graze during the night. I love to see the moonlight refracted off the dew-bespeckled blades of grass. No, it was my daytime reverie, […]