Councillor Cado: CANOE Lessons

March 24, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 6 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – On “Councillor Cado Part 5: The Night of The Banner,” we left the Watershed Peterborough Councillors on the verge of a vote for an urban farm or a housing development on a vacant piece of land. Emotions were running high. […]

The Night of The Banner

March 10, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 5 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – In Part 4, “The Big Heat”, the Watershed Peterborough Councillors were meeting in the throes of an unprecedented and deadly heat wave. A UN report in 2022 that had found “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” had come true. […]

A Young Activist Dreams

February 11, 2023 greenzine 0

Norah von Bieberstein Talks with the Greenzine about the Youth Climate Action Club (YCAC) CHERYL LYON – With a snow storm raging outside on January 25, the Greenzine “Zoomed” in on Norah von Bieberstein at home with her parent, Ziysah. Norah is a Kaawate Elementary School student in Grade 4 […]

Surface Pressure – Ecojustice version

February 11, 2023 greenzine 0

Adapted by Norah and Ziysah von Bieberstein from the original song lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda We’re the strong ones, we’re not nervousWe’re as tough as the crust of the earth isWe fight for what concerns usAnd we glow ’cause we know what our worth is We know how hard all […]

Clive Mason’s Rant – Part 2

February 10, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 1 PETER CURRIER – When George Guessworthy of Climate Crunch and builder Clive Mason last met, they discussed the manifestations of ecological abuse – the lifestyles and tech aspects, with an on-the-ground look at how planet Earth reached a state of crisis. As they continue their dialogue here they […]

The Big Heat

January 27, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 4 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – Recap of Parts 1, 2 & 3: The Watershed Peterborough municipal council is meeting to decide the future of a piece of land in the city made vacant by demolition of a derelict condo building. At a previous meeting, Councillors […]

The Fate of The Food Forest

January 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 3 of the now extended Councillor Cado series Part 1 | Part 2 CHERYL LYON – The lively woman at the mic was finishing her presentation to the municipal Watershed Peterborough Council. “I’m a grandmother now so you’d better listen to me,” she said with a smile. Then with […]

A Season For Green Dreaming

December 31, 2022 greenzine 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − The growing darkness of December, the seasonal hope for a better world symbolized by gifts and stars, candles that never go out and trees that are ever green − this is the time for dreaming. In her book Crip Kinship, disability justice activist Shadya Kafai writes “dreaming […]

Councillor Cado. Part 2

December 23, 2022 greenzine 0

In Part One of the story of Councillor Cado, we left him bracing for the meeting of the regional Peterborough Watershed Council where a contentious item was about to be debated. CHERYL LYON – Cado finished his deep drink of water as the first delegation approached the mic to speak […]