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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Nothing Is Sustainable If We Can’t Sustain Our Own Bodies

October 12, 2023 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – And feeding the bodies of the world is exactly what farmers do. But agriculture is at a defining moment in this time of climate crisis. Such was the focus of the “Community Conversation on Sustainable Agriculture” held October 10, 2023 at the Peterborough Public Library. The quote […]

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 […]

Emergencies Then And Now: Y2k Revisited

September 27, 2023 greenzine 3

Twenty four years ago, the pervasive, all-connecting computer world was not what it is now. As the turn of the millennium year 2000 approached, many, including some programmers, thought that computers might not interpret the numerals 00 as 2000, but as 1900. Apprehension grew that chaos might ensue.

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 […]

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 […]

line chart of sea temperature in north atlantic with 2023 data shown in red

A Correction And A Canoe

June 26, 2023 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON The Correction: Wrong Information in a Greenzine article The June 9, 2023 article “Local Living Through the Climate Crisis” stated that Earth “had already passed 1.5⁰C.” Globally, as an average, it has not yet passed that mark. The GREENZINE apologizes. In fact, that global average temperature went beyond […]

The Dome In The Square. Peterborough Changes

April 28, 2023 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON Grandmother Power “It’s knowing what our children are heading for that gets me out of bed every morning!” That was my grandmother talking, my kookum. Me, I was just home from getting my PhD in physics at a European university. She had detected my cocky certainty about just […]