Housing In Peterborough In Climate Changing Times

January 17, 2024 greenzine 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – Loss of shelter is a catastrophe. Shelter is one of the foundations of Maslow’s famous hierarchy of human needs that dictate human behaviour. For proof, just look around our community for the “doing whatever it takes” behaviour of the unsheltered to survive outdoors in tents and make-shift […]

Local Cohousing Group is Going Green

November 12, 2022 greenzine 0

“How can we not do this?” SCOTT DONOVON − Kawartha Commons is a cohousing group developed in the city of Peterborough. We aspire to build a 30+ multi-family, custom designed, residential building; a collection of independent dwelling units that maximize sharing of common resources and reinforces community life through common […]

Equity – A Fair Shake

January 9, 2020 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER – Driving through India two years ago, my wife and I found ourselves among tens of millions of impoverished people. As we made our privileged way, I thought, “There, but for an accident of birth, go I.” We went by women as poised as queens, carrying baskets of […]

The Social Dimension of Housing

October 1, 2014 greenzine 0

SCOTT DONOVAN – Customarily housing is viewed as a commodity and as a means of expressing social status. However, new models are developing, which correspond more nearly to our current social experience. Cohousing and coDwelling respond to our two complementary needs for both company and privacy. They are gaining purchase […]

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 […]