‘Town And Gown’ Meet At Trent Community Research Centre’s 2024 Showcase

April 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Localizing knowledge through undergraduate research.  CHERYL LYON – Most often, it’s the university post-grads who get to “strut their stuff” aka present their research publicly. But Peterborough’s Trent University is different. Every year at this time, this Ontario university’s unique Trent Centre For Community Research showcases the locally-based research of […]

On The Ground

March 24, 2024 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER interviews Ian Attridge, Peterborough Environmental Lawyer and Activist Attridge’s respectful inquisitiveness and keen sense of place have given him an overarching grasp of how, in particular, the Peterborough area has evolved since the pre-contact days of Indigenous primacy. As a lawyer, naturalist, and social activist, he has had […]

More Fun, Less Stuff– For A Better World

March 24, 2024 greenzine 0

“Inherent within the challenges of peak oil and climate change is an extraordinary opportunity to reinvent, rethink and rebuild the world around us. Rob Hopkins, Co-Founder Transition Town Movement MIKE NICKERSON – The Transition vision for the post-carbon world is a thriving, resilient, internally uplifting society. Our potential for life-based […]

The Thinking Garden

March 17, 2024 greenzine 1

A Thesis for Our Times CHERYL LYON – I was visiting my friend Barbara Ratz in her home when she shared with me a paper she had written in 1994. It turned out to be a gem with deep relevance for our times. The paper was part of a Guelph […]

Legacy Sites – A Speculation

March 11, 2024 greenzine 0

“And even if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today.” Martin Luther PATRICIA REMY – The world might end, but not the planet Earth. It has another 5 billion years or so. The “world” is a human construct; it has not been […]

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 […]