Getting Around: Mobility For Everyone On Safe Streets

May 14, 2024 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – “Roll a kilometre in my chair” or “walk a mile with my cane” replaced the old familiar “walk a mile in my shoes” recently. It happened at the recent Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee’s “summit” on cycling in the city entitled “Safe Streets for Everyone.” On day one […]

Jen’s Greens Grow Op

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – For years now, I have been promising myself to grow my own leafy greens. In summer it’s simple. Swiss chard thrives in my garden plot. Larger pots of lettuce grow on the deck. This year I began harvesting carrot greens. Aster stems, Queen Anne’s lace stems and […]

On The Tractor, In The Lead: Women In Agriculture

April 16, 2023 greenzine 2

CHERYL LYON – “Land access, access to funds, hostile communities with ‘old-boys’ clubs’ (especially with homophobic prejudices) are a major barrier to women getting into farming.” – Zoom participant Women in Agriculture was the March 16th topic of Kawartha World Issues’ always stimulating “KWIC Conversations.” Emma MacDonald opened space for […]

Healing In Community

January 28, 2023 greenzine 0

SHEILA NABIGON-HOWLETT – The Transition Town movement has always held out the concept of sustainability. In the past couple of years it has been described as pertaining to four realms: Energy, Environment, Economy, and Equity. Formerly, and these were the headings in the print Greenzine, Transitioners spoke of five life […]

Once Upon A Time… In 2023…

June 16, 2022 greenzine 0

…there were local folk who woke up to the seriousness of the climate crisis. CHERYL LYON – Now, in 2038, they are being honoured as heroes with the UN Liveable Cities Award for their work done to re-imagine the City and County, once both named Peterborough. (Did receiving a UN […]

The Storm, The Community and The Climate Crisis

May 26, 2022 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON − Like it or not, the destructive derecho storm that walloped the Peterborough area on 21 May 2022 is a valuable messenger from our near future. The crashing trees foretell other kinds of crashes to come and should snap our heads up, yet again, to pay attention to […]

Is There Any Hope? Mortality and the Climate Crisis

April 21, 2022 greenzine 0

BILL TEMPLEMAN – Writer Ken Victor has written a moving assessment of our collective response to the climate crisis. He starts from his own palliative care experiences with his grandfather, then his father in palliative care, where there can no longer be any hope. He discovers that the opposite of […]

Equity – A Fair Shake

January 9, 2020 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER – Driving through India two years ago, my wife and I found ourselves among tens of millions of impoverished people. As we made our privileged way, I thought, “There, but for an accident of birth, go I.” We went by women as poised as queens, carrying baskets of […]

The Social Dimension of Housing

October 1, 2014 greenzine 0

SCOTT DONOVAN – Customarily housing is viewed as a commodity and as a means of expressing social status. However, new models are developing, which correspond more nearly to our current social experience. Cohousing and coDwelling respond to our two complementary needs for both company and privacy. They are gaining purchase […]