Youth, Hope and Shaelyn Wabegijig: an Interview

August 7, 2020 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON – Her Anishinaabe name means “first morning light.” And Shaelyn Wabegijig is living into her name. A member of the Caribous Clan and originally from Timiskaming, now Rama First Nation, Shaelyn shines the light of her passion for indigenous knowledge on this local land. Sitting in the sacred […]

Nukes are not The Answer

April 21, 2020 greenzine 0

Arithmetic: A finite planet cannot sustain infinite growth. PATRICIA REMY – BWXT and its plans to expand its range of operations have been in the news for months now.  CARN (Citizens Against Radioactive Neighbourhoods) and others have been picketing regularly outside the BWXT plant and appealing to City Council to […]

Dismantling a Nuclear Reactor

April 14, 2020 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – It hasn’t been done in Canada yet, but in Europe the nuclear reactors of the first generation have reached the end of their shelf-life and are being dismantled.  At some point in the not-too-distant future, very probably within the next twenty years, and despite attempts to refurbish […]

Dana Jordan

Making Sense Of Peterborough’s Climate Emergency Declaration

January 6, 2020 greenzine 0

BILL EEKHOF – Peterborough high school student Dana Jordan believes meaningful action is needed to address the climate crisis. So, she wants to pursue a career in science, politics or law to further climate action efforts. “I am very worried about climate change,” Jordan admits, “but as (Swedish climate activist) […]

The Doleful and The Soulful

August 1, 2019 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER The Doleful Picture Oil Work:  One barrel of oil does the work of 12 1/2 years of human labour. Imagine pushing your car up Armour Hill to the Peterborough Museum. You’d need ropes, a dozen strong people, a good hour, and an ice-free road. Now estimate how few […]

Drawdown

April 4, 2019 greenzine 0

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Editor: Paul Hawken This is the Greenzine‘s featured book for the second quarter of 2019. It’s amazing and encouraging that it made its way onto the New York Times bestseller listIt is an exhaustive and inspiring compendium of strategies and […]

11 Tips for Securing Our Water

January 1, 2018 greenzine 0

 Don’t bathe, shower. Fill the sink, don’t run the tap. If it’s yellow let it mellow. Even low-volume toilets use huge amounts of water. Don’t rinse dishes: dishwashers can handle them  using much less water. Water lawn and garden judiciously, leave hardier plants to wait out dry spells. Collect downspout […]

My Life Story on Energy

December 15, 2017 greenzine 0

FRED IRWIN – We Canadians are among the most favored peoples on the planet with both an abundance of energy and water. This abundance is seemingly the  root cause of the difficulty we face in accepting that we are in the midst of an Energy Crisis; which in itself could lead […]