Farms At Work; Work At Farms

May 10, 2024 greenzine 0

Farms at Work has taken on the challenge. Reflections on a Conversation with Kelly Carmichael from Farms at Work PATRICIA REMY – Grocery prices are up. Covid exposed the gaps in our food supply chain. Citizens are becoming increasingly conscious of the nutritional value of the food they eat. Climate […]

Climate Report Card Calls for More Action

April 24, 2024 greenzine 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Greenzine is providing this reprint to assist readers with background in advance of our upcoming coverage of the City of Peterborough’s updated Climate Change Action Plan  MARK BULLOCK – Peterborough City Council has been overly cautious in its response to the climate change threat, and passive in […]

Resisting The Great Unravelling

April 15, 2024 greenzine 0

FRED IRWIN – Some of you may know that I have moved from Peterborough to Hamilton, Ontario. Born in Brantford and having an undergraduate degree from McMaster University, I am fairly familiar with the area. Oh, how things have changed at Mac! The McMaster U campus is now a small […]

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” Reviewed by 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 […]