Within Our Children’s Lifetime

June 14, 2024 greenzine 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − The place where we see and feel climate change is right here, in our own homes and local community. What the whole Earth is experiencing now will continue and worsen for a very long time. As hard as it is to say, this is our children’s future. […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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.