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 […]

HIPPO Speaks

July 14, 2023 greenzine 0

translated and transcribed from the Hippo by PATRICIA REMY Hi! I’m Hippo. I live at an city zoo. It’s o.k. there. When I was a cute little calf, people said “sooo adorable”. Now I’m an adult and in appearance somewhat threatening. This photo gets my good side, though, don’t you […]

Climate Change to 2500

June 17, 2023 greenzine 0

A Deeper Dive into the Future Our climate projections for 2500 show an Earth that is alien to humans Christopher Lyon, McGill University; Alex Dunhill, University of Leeds; Andrew P. Beckerman, University of Sheffield; Ariane Burke, Université de Montréal; Bethany Allen, University of Leeds; Chris Smith, University of Leeds; Daniel J. […]

Little Forests In Peterborough

June 10, 2023 greenzine 0

LAURA KERESZTESI – As the adage goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second-best time is now. Let’s dig in, Peterborough! Peterborough has committed to have at least a 35% urban tree canopy by 2051 to meet climate targets. Urban tree canopy is the […]

Our Children Are The Stewards Of Tomorrow

May 5, 2023 greenzine 0

JACOB RODENBURG – Being an environmental educator in today’s world feels like you are asked to stop a rushing river armed only with a teaspoon. Teaching children about these formidable challenges seems daunting, overwhelming and at times, well – hopeless. And despite our best efforts, things just seem to get […]