Transportation Design Is Vital Climate Action

May 1, 2024 greenzine 1

The Community “Summit” On Urban Cycling, 24 – 25 April, 2024 EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee (P-BAC) convened a local summit to advocate for and encourage cycling as a legitimate, desirable and increasingly necessary constituent of urban living. (The term “summit” dropped into common usage at the 1955 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take Action on the Garbage Fiasco

April 17, 2023 greenzine 0

GÜNTHER SCHUBERT – For as long as humans have roamed the planet we have created garbage. Away back then, it might have been a pile of animal bones, vegetable rinds or worn clothes. For the last one hundred or so years, we have created piles of plastic, glass, paper, rubber […]

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 […]

Town And Country Meet In The Konbit Urban Farm

May 11, 2022 greenzine 0

CHARMAINE MAGUMBE – The roots of this Urban Farm began with a film festival and a friend. At the 2021 annual Peterborough Reframe Film Festival, I had the privilege and honour of facilitating a Q&A with Shirah Dedman, the producer and director of the film, Follow the Drinking Gourd. This […]

Earth Day Glow Ride

April 20, 2022 greenzine 0

One of the most fun things you can do on two wheels Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You the evening of Friday, April 22 MIRIAM (STUCKY) LIBA – The role of the artist / activist / leader is to make revolution irresistible.1 And to me, B!KE’s community Glow Rides (and […]