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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

An Onion, A Dandelion, A Loon And A Magazine

February 2, 2024 greenzine 1

The Transition Town Peterborough Story and Legacy CHERYL LYON – What do a magazine, a purple onion, a loon and a dandelion have in common? And what possible role could they play in surviving the climate crisis? In 2009 corporate world retiree Fred Irwin brought his business experience, his boundless […]

The Swamping News

February 1, 2024 greenzine 0

Annie Proulx on the Climate Crisis “Water is the original shape-shifter” 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 redolent […]

Enough Already

January 23, 2024 greenzine 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE Our local economy, our local watershed, is our household.In our household there are some with more than enough.In our household there are some with less than enough. In a consumer culture we can forget how to depend on one another. How might we re-imagine our common good?How […]

Housing In Peterborough In Climate Changing Times

January 17, 2024 greenzine 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – Loss of shelter is a catastrophe. Shelter is one of the foundations of Maslow’s famous hierarchy of human needs that dictate human behaviour. For proof, just look around our community for the “doing whatever it takes” behaviour of the unsheltered to survive outdoors in tents and make-shift […]

One Bridge Too Many

January 15, 2024 greenzine 0

A Park and its Defenders CHERYL LYON – Like any city built on a river, Peterborough has added bridges to keep up with its growth. Ten to be exact. The large ones carry traffic; three smaller ones (counting the bridge on the Trent University Symons campus) are for walkers only. […]

Book Review: The Climate Action Handbook

December 20, 2023 greenzine 0

A Visual Guide To 100 Climate Solutions For Everyone Author: Dr. Heidi Roop, PhD Reviewer: Sharon Hill High on my list of Christmas gifts to friends and family this year is The Climate Action Handbook, authored by Dr. Heidi Roop, PhD.  It is a comprehensive, up-to-date (published in 2023) and […]

HIPPO Ponders

December 18, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICA REMY Don’t dare dismiss me as a dumb animal or just another pretty face. I have something to say to you humans. I’m not just a hippo. I’m HIPPO. COP28 is the latest human endeavour in self-deception. This time ’round they called it “The […]