Bird Friendly Buildings

March 17, 2024 greenzine 0

Architects Are Starting To Pay Attention Marilyn Freeman – As naturalists and birders, we are all too aware of the avian carnage created by tall glass buildings during migration and especially in large cities that are on flyways such as New York and Chicago. In Canada, window collisions kill 16 […]

Crickets Have Ears On Their Knees

November 27, 2023 greenzine 1

Book Review: “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us” Author: Ed Yong Reviewer: Marilyn Freeman In Jewish teaching there is a concept of Tikkun Olam. It means “to heal the world.” But how do humans go about doing this when we understand so little of […]

Book Review: Fire Weather

September 23, 2023 greenzine 0

The Making of a Beast Author: John Valliant Reviewer: Marilyn Freeman Forest fires are common in Canada. But what causes an ordinary forest fire to become a fire beast, a monster, a Balrog (fire monster in Lord of the Rings) which defies ‘normal’ behaviour? Fire Weather, The Making of A […]

Book Review: Ministry for the Future

February 22, 2023 greenzine 2

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Reviewer: Marilyn Freeman It’s rare that speculative fiction gets a review in a magazine aimed at practically-minded Transitioners, but the novel covers many bases of interest to those who recognize that the Anthropocene has changed climatic systems to the point of trophic catastrophe. This compelling story […]

Encouraging Stuff Behind all the Blah, Blah, Blah

January 7, 2023 greenzine 0

MARILYN FREEMAN − All the COP gatherings produce a lot of hot air and not enough action to mitigate delay on the climate emergency front. Greta Thunberg, world famous youth climate activist, who is not attending COP27 this year summed it perfectly with her “Blah, blah, blah” quote. However, behind […]

Tilting the Landspace: Vertical Farms

October 27, 2022 greenzine 0

MARILYN FREEMAN − I am no farmer. I can barely get veggies to grow in my backyard. But I do read science fiction and have been intrigued by tales of vertical farming in cities. Well, reality is catching up to sci fi. Perhaps the future of farming is where herbs, […]