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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 […]

On The Tractor, In The Lead: Women In Agriculture

April 16, 2023 greenzine 2

CHERYL LYON – “Land access, access to funds, hostile communities with ‘old-boys’ clubs’ (especially with homophobic prejudices) are a major barrier to women getting into farming.” – Zoom participant Women in Agriculture was the March 16th topic of Kawartha World Issues’ always stimulating “KWIC Conversations.” Emma MacDonald opened space for […]

Trent Students Rock Their Research

April 10, 2023 greenzine 0

50+ STUDENTS! 32+ PROJECTS! 27+ HOSTS! CHERYL LYON – A jam-packed space, a loud buzz of excitement at the Trent U Student Centre on 21 March as the Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC) celebrated more than 25 years of undergraduate students’ community research. The Greenzine was there to find out […]

Councillor Cado: CANOE Lessons

March 24, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 6 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – On “Councillor Cado Part 5: The Night of The Banner,” we left the Watershed Peterborough Councillors on the verge of a vote for an urban farm or a housing development on a vacant piece of land. Emotions were running high. […]

The Night of The Banner

March 10, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 5 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – In Part 4, “The Big Heat”, the Watershed Peterborough Councillors were meeting in the throes of an unprecedented and deadly heat wave. A UN report in 2022 that had found “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” had come true. […]

A Young Activist Dreams

February 11, 2023 greenzine 0

Norah von Bieberstein Talks with the Greenzine about the Youth Climate Action Club (YCAC) CHERYL LYON – With a snow storm raging outside on January 25, the Greenzine “Zoomed” in on Norah von Bieberstein at home with her parent, Ziysah. Norah is a Kaawate Elementary School student in Grade 4 […]

The Big Heat

January 27, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 4 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – Recap of Parts 1, 2 & 3: The Watershed Peterborough municipal council is meeting to decide the future of a piece of land in the city made vacant by demolition of a derelict condo building. At a previous meeting, Councillors […]

The Fate of The Food Forest

January 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 3 of the now extended Councillor Cado series Part 1 | Part 2 CHERYL LYON – The lively woman at the mic was finishing her presentation to the municipal Watershed Peterborough Council. “I’m a grandmother now so you’d better listen to me,” she said with a smile. Then with […]

Councillor Cado. Part 2

December 23, 2022 greenzine 0

In Part One of the story of Councillor Cado, we left him bracing for the meeting of the regional Peterborough Watershed Council where a contentious item was about to be debated. CHERYL LYON – Cado finished his deep drink of water as the first delegation approached the mic to speak […]