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 […]

All Land Is Sacred 2

July 17, 2019 greenzine 0

ANNE TAYLOR – According to ALL First Nations on Turtle Island, ALL LAND IS SACRED. We do not consider that places are more sacred than others. All land must be treated with the greatest respect and honour. First Nations work with proponents every day to protect burials, ceremonial sites, petroglyphs […]

Drawdown

April 4, 2019 greenzine 0

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Editor: Paul Hawken This is the Greenzine‘s featured book for the second quarter of 2019. It’s amazing and encouraging that it made its way onto the New York Times bestseller listIt is an exhaustive and inspiring compendium of strategies and […]

Loving Life on the Land

April 1, 2019 greenzine 0

AlDEN MCRAE – As we move into the uncertain age of climate change, it’s a natural reaction to feel a certain amount of guilt from our human role in this new reality. It’s important not to turn away from nature, though. Now, more than ever, is the time to strengthen […]

Plant Trees to Save Water

January 1, 2018 greenzine 0

ANDREA CONNELL – All farming/gardening practices demand that we have a water management plan. It is not as simple as turning on a hose anymore; it may not even be as simple as drawing water from a pond or any other natural source. Fresh, clean, uncontaminated water supply is rapidly […]

11 Tips for Securing Our Water

January 1, 2018 greenzine 0

 Don’t bathe, shower. Fill the sink, don’t run the tap. If it’s yellow let it mellow. Even low-volume toilets use huge amounts of water. Don’t rinse dishes: dishwashers can handle them  using much less water. Water lawn and garden judiciously, leave hardier plants to wait out dry spells. Collect downspout […]

My Life Story on Energy

December 15, 2017 greenzine 0

FRED IRWIN – We Canadians are among the most favored peoples on the planet with both an abundance of energy and water. This abundance is seemingly the  root cause of the difficulty we face in accepting that we are in the midst of an Energy Crisis; which in itself could lead […]

Compost Composition

April 1, 2017 greenzine 0

By Phillip Keinholz Take out compost bucket. Take away, oh, take away the food trimmings, Leftovers from my plate, garden leavings, the police state, Surveillance state,  pernicious hostile security state. Here, take my privilege into the moldering pile. Turn neglect of transformance to transformable compost.                                                                                              Performing I’ll donate the corporate-as-person, […]

The Road to Green Street

October 15, 2016 greenzine 0

VICTORIA WINDREM – Everything is a process.  From waking up in the morning to starting a large scale social movement.  Our business, Green Street, was no different.  Today we have a thriving shop downtown in the heart of Peterborough.  My parents, Angie and Verne, run the shop 8 hours a […]

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 […]