Youth, Hope and Shaelyn Wabegijig: an Interview

August 7, 2020 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON – Her Anishinaabe name means “first morning light.” And Shaelyn Wabegijig is living into her name. A member of the Caribous Clan and originally from Timiskaming, now Rama First Nation, Shaelyn shines the light of her passion for indigenous knowledge on this local land. Sitting in the sacred […]

Livin’ In “The Shed”

February 1, 2020 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – Some folks call their local neighbourhood, the ‘hood.’ To be really cool, we might even call it our “shed”  if we think of the Peterborough region in terms of its “watershed.” Now the word “watershed” can mean a crisis event or a time of turning toward a […]

Whale Net and Knife: An Economic Meditation

December 1, 2019 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – Dr. Jon Lien PhD, known in Newfoundland as “the Whale Man,” has personally rescued some 500 whales from fishing nets. His methods spread worldwide to save thousands more whales. Most of us likely see this as a heroic act of a human person deeply connected to Nature. […]

What Has Poverty Got To Do With Climate Change?

February 1, 2014 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – Our economic system creates poverty Our current economy is based on oil (cheap energy), a global market for endless growth and consumption, and maximization of profits at all costs. Huge corporations control all aspects of employment and production, taking locally-generated wealth out of every community every day […]