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.

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 […]

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, […]

The Swamping News

February 1, 2024 greenzine 0

Annie Proulx on the Climate Crisis “Water is the original shape-shifter” TOM HURLEY – In her mid-80’s, Pulitzer Prize−winning novelist Annie Proulx pulled on her rubber boots, sloshed through wetland muck and ooze for two years, and brought back a work of non-fiction as dense and rich as the redolent […]

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. […]

Book Review: The Climate Action Handbook

December 20, 2023 greenzine 0

A Visual Guide To 100 Climate Solutions For Everyone Author: Dr. Heidi Roop, PhD Reviewer: Sharon Hill High on my list of Christmas gifts to friends and family this year is The Climate Action Handbook, authored by Dr. Heidi Roop, PhD.  It is a comprehensive, up-to-date (published in 2023) and […]