Word-Nerdery: A Glossary for Our Times #1

November 23, 2023 greenzine 0

TOM HURLEY Hyperobject A thing too big or complex for the human mind to grasp in its totality. Coined in 2008 by Timothy Morton, the term has been used to refer to phenomena as diverse as massive oil spills, capitalism, and – especially, the climate crisis. “Taken together, the feedback […]

An Environmentally More Gentle Disposition of the Deceased – update

October 27, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Interest in “green” burials and methods of disposition of the deceased has continued to rise. The Greenzine reported on this topic twice recently: in December 2022 with The Ecological Disposition of the Deceased and in September of the same year with Aquamation. Because of increasing environmental awareness, […]

HIPPO Inquires

October 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICIA REMY Grandma. How little I would be aware of things past if not for her stories. I didn’t know Gran personally. But my mother told me about her, how some climate activists rescued her from evil humans called poachers. She landed in a zoo […]

Nothing Is Sustainable If We Can’t Sustain Our Own Bodies

October 12, 2023 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – And feeding the bodies of the world is exactly what farmers do. But agriculture is at a defining moment in this time of climate crisis. Such was the focus of the “Community Conversation on Sustainable Agriculture” held October 10, 2023 at the Peterborough Public Library. The quote […]

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 […]

Weed Salad for Beginners

October 3, 2023 greenzine 1

PATRICIA REMY – A friend of mine has a really great garden. Her harvest of potatoes was impressive. She began planting fruit trees several years ago. This fall she had a nice load of apples. Like her I have a constant supply of my own leafy greens in summer, lettuce […]

Book Review: Fire Weather

September 23, 2023 greenzine 0

The Making of a Beast Author: John Valliant Reviewer: Marilyn Freeman Forest fires are common in Canada. But what causes an ordinary forest fire to become a fire beast, a monster, a Balrog (fire monster in Lord of the Rings) which defies ‘normal’ behaviour? Fire Weather, The Making of A […]

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 […]

Hippo Hypothesises

September 20, 2023 greenzine 1

translated from the Hippo by PATRICIA REMY So I am wallowing in my pond again. As I’ve said, I lead a comfortable life. Food is no problem; here at the zoo I get regular, healthy meals. Company is a bit sparse; there are only two other females in my school […]

Smoke Events Are A Tangible Call To Action

July 31, 2023 greenzine 0

LILI PARADI – The recent smoke-filled days have left us in a daze, questioning why wildfires feel uncontrollable and more widespread than before. The smoke that we experienced in and around June 7th, Clean Air Day, and on many days since, has been a heated topic of discussion. It is […]