Farms At Work; Work At Farms

May 10, 2024 greenzine 0

Farms at Work has taken on the challenge. Reflections on a Conversation with Kelly Carmichael from Farms at Work PATRICIA REMY – Grocery prices are up. Covid exposed the gaps in our food supply chain. Citizens are becoming increasingly conscious of the nutritional value of the food they eat. Climate […]

Book Review Essay: Blowout

April 15, 2024 greenzine 0

If You Read Only One Book This Spring, Make It This One! Author: Rachel Maddow Reviewer/Essayist: PATRICIA REMY “The oil and gas industry has been remaking the world in its favored image for generations. And it’s not finished with us yet. Climate disaster has put a spotlight on the need […]

Legacy Sites – A Speculation

March 11, 2024 greenzine 0

“And even if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today.” Martin Luther PATRICIA REMY – The world might end, but not the planet Earth. It has another 5 billion years or so. The “world” is a human construct; it has not been […]

Jen’s Greens Grow Op

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – For years now, I have been promising myself to grow my own leafy greens. In summer it’s simple. Swiss chard thrives in my garden plot. Larger pots of lettuce grow on the deck. This year I began harvesting carrot greens. Aster stems, Queen Anne’s lace stems and […]

HIPPO proposes … Unmentionables

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by Patricia Remy Sometimes I don’t sleep very well. That happened yesterday. It was not the beautiful half-moon which kept me awake; hippos graze during the night. I love to see the moonlight refracted off the dew-bespeckled blades of grass. No, it was my daytime reverie, […]

HIPPO Ponders

December 18, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICA REMY Don’t dare dismiss me as a dumb animal or just another pretty face. I have something to say to you humans. I’m not just a hippo. I’m HIPPO. COP28 is the latest human endeavour in self-deception. This time ’round they called it “The […]

An Environmentally More Gentle Disposition of the Deceased – update

October 27, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Interest in “green” burials and methods of disposition of the deceased has continued to rise. The Greenzine reported on this topic twice recently: in December 2022 with The Ecological Disposition of the Deceased and in September of the same year with Aquamation. Because of increasing environmental awareness, […]

HIPPO Inquires

October 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by PATRICIA REMY Grandma. How little I would be aware of things past if not for her stories. I didn’t know Gran personally. But my mother told me about her, how some climate activists rescued her from evil humans called poachers. She landed in a zoo […]

Climate Grief Is Different

October 14, 2023 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – Greenzine readers are a well-informed audience. Many of you will be familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s description of the facets (originally named “phases”) of grief. She identified denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance as the experiences comprising mourning. “Facets” is an unofficial yet more fitting term than “phases”, […]

Hitler, Stalin, And Hunka: What Would I Have Done?

October 10, 2023 greenzine 0

A Question Posed by Current Events PATRICIA REMY – What I am missing in the entire discussion around the issue of greeting a so-called Ukrainian war hero-cum-Nazi in Parliament, is an assessment of the context. Jaroslav Hunka was born in 1925. This was around the time when Stalin became the […]