Scorched Earth: The Onerous Weight of Awareness

May 30, 2024 greenzine 1

PETER CURRIER – I’ve been lucky. I was born in a peaceful and rich country. I and my mother survived my birth, just as my kids and their mother survived theirs. I was breast-fed, diapered, safely cradled. The vestiges of Victorian parenting noted, I was well loved. I didn’t catch […]

Balancing Grief And Joy In Turbulent Times

April 15, 2024 greenzine 0

A Crisis Line Responder’s Experience BETH MCKINLAY – Attention is being brought to the climate crisis like never before. Such things as the “cancelled” winter of 2024, the smoke-filled skies of last summer have sharpened our awareness of it. The recent precedent-setting decision by the European Court of Human Rights […]

Is Faith In The Future Realistic?

October 21, 2023 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON “Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General The seeds of a different future are planted and they are local. And the fertilizer of their present soil is believing […]

Climate Grief Is Different

October 14, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Greenzine readers are a well-informed audience. Many of you will be familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s description of the facets (originally named “phases”) of grief. She identified denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance as the experiences comprising mourning. “Facets” is an unofficial yet more fitting term than “phases”, […]

Hitler, Stalin, And Hunka: What Would I Have Done?

October 10, 2023 greenzine 0

A Question Posed by Current Events PATRICIA REMY – What I am missing in the entire discussion around the issue of greeting a so-called Ukrainian war hero-cum-Nazi in Parliament, is an assessment of the context. Jaroslav Hunka was born in 1925. This was around the time when Stalin became the […]

Grieving A Changing World 

August 25, 2023 greenzine 3

CHERYL LYON – “Mourning is an ethical protest against unjust losses.” No other species on this planet had been able to put itself on the path to self-destruction the way Homo sapiens has in a geologic blink of an eye. You and I and a couple of generations of our […]

Why Does The Greenzine Have A Spirituality Category?

August 8, 2023 greenzine 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – It’s because without “a fire burning within us,” we despair. The energy, passion and urgency that ignites action on the climate crisis tragedy will not come from the passivity of despair or giving up. When your house is burning, it’s impossible to remain passive. And since there’s […]

divesting

June 30, 2023 greenzine 0

suppose we divest from busy culturefrom convincing each other we arecapable, productive suppose we embrace our pacerelease ourselves fromthe impossiblethe profanethe shame-fuelled task of proving ourselves worthy I am worthyhereunder this willowby this effortlessly rushing creek I am worthyin stillnessin processin ease I am worthyas are youas are we and […]

Who will miss us?

April 19, 2023 greenzine 1

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Who will miss us when we’re gone?Will the wolves and the cougars cry?Will the whales and the dolphins mourn our passing?When the last of the humans have wasted away,Who will miss our company? Perhaps the parasites who feed on usas we feed on others?Perhaps the mosquitoes who […]