On The Ground

March 24, 2024 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER interviews Ian Attridge, Peterborough Environmental Lawyer and Activist Attridge’s respectful inquisitiveness and keen sense of place have given him an overarching grasp of how, in particular, the Peterborough area has evolved since the pre-contact days of Indigenous primacy. As a lawyer, naturalist, and social activist, he has had […]

Under The Shadow Of The Saw: The Value Of The Catchacoma Forest

December 13, 2023 greenzine 1

PETER CURRIER – Greenzine‘s mission – to localize the climate crisis – is unavoidably interwoven with public procedures and policy. Vested interest, the profit motive, pork-barreling, and the obsession with “growth” are all at odds with our foundational values of social equity, sustainability, resilience, local initiative and a democratic sense […]

Hew and Cry

December 9, 2023 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER PART 1. The Forest As a youthful 20-something, before he died in Peterborough’s Anson House, my grandfather took pike pole in hand and busted up log jams on the Ottawa River. Then, Canada was a country of boundless forests, a source of infinite timber. It is unlikely that […]

Clive’s Last Rant. The Conversation Goes Sourdough

June 10, 2023 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER Clive Mason is a TrentU sustainable studies grad with a young family who turned to contracting after graduation. George Guessworthy is retired local volunteer for a Peterborough advocacy group, Climate Crunch. They have met at Clive’s place a couple of times for Climate Crunch and now George is […]

Clive Mason’s Rant – Part 2

February 10, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 1 PETER CURRIER – When George Guessworthy of Climate Crunch and builder Clive Mason last met, they discussed the manifestations of ecological abuse – the lifestyles and tech aspects, with an on-the-ground look at how planet Earth reached a state of crisis. As they continue their dialogue here they […]

Climate Crunch

June 17, 2022 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER – A Fictitious Interview: Part 1LIFESTYLE CHOICES After their initial pleasantries, we tune in to this fictitious interview between George Guessworthy of Climate Crunch and a local builder, Clive Mason. Climate Crunch’s main concern is that even those who are fully aware of planetary precarity can’t accept the […]

Thank-you, Fred Irwin

April 22, 2022 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER – As the founder and a pivotal sustainer of Transition Town Peterborough (TTP), Fred Irwin has been the leading voice of our vital local chapter of the international Transition Movement for fifteen years. In the face of the current climate crisis, he has worked tirelessly to forge partnerships […]

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 Doleful and The Soulful

August 1, 2019 greenzine 0

PETER CURRIER The Doleful Picture Oil Work:  One barrel of oil does the work of 12 1/2 years of human labour. Imagine pushing your car up Armour Hill to the Peterborough Museum. You’d need ropes, a dozen strong people, a good hour, and an ice-free road. Now estimate how few […]