Armour Hill and Jackson Park Clean Ups

April 12, 2024 greenzine 0

EVENT – This is a park clean up weekend in Peterborough. Saturday, April 13. 10AM – Armour Hill 1PM – Jackson Park There is a new Clean Up Peterborough Facebook group with more events.

‘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 […]

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 […]

An Onion, A Dandelion, A Loon And A Magazine

February 2, 2024 greenzine 1

The Transition Town Peterborough Story and Legacy CHERYL LYON – What do a magazine, a purple onion, a loon and a dandelion have in common? And what possible role could they play in surviving the climate crisis? In 2009 corporate world retiree Fred Irwin brought his business experience, his boundless […]

Enough Already

January 23, 2024 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Our local economy, our local watershed, is our household.In our household there are some with more than enough.In our household there are some with less than enough. In a consumer culture we can forget how to depend on one another. How might we re-imagine our common good?How […]

One Bridge Too Many

January 15, 2024 greenzine 0

A Park and its Defenders CHERYL LYON – Like any city built on a river, Peterborough has added bridges to keep up with its growth. Ten to be exact. The large ones carry traffic; three smaller ones (counting the bridge on the Trent University Symons campus) are for walkers only. […]

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 […]

Students Front and Centre at Recent Peterborough Climate Rally

September 21, 2023 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON – Fear over a searing, blighted future and a determination to take action brought Peterborough high school students Sunny Woodcroft, Nora McLean and Ruby Leishman to the Climate Rally across from City Hall on an unseasonably hot Friday this past September 15th. They were among some 200 protesters […]