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 […]

The Dome In The Square. Peterborough Changes

April 28, 2023 greenzine 1

CHERYL LYON Grandmother Power “It’s knowing what our children are heading for that gets me out of bed every morning!” That was my grandmother talking, my kookum. Me, I was just home from getting my PhD in physics at a European university. She had detected my cocky certainty about just […]

Councillor Cado: CANOE Lessons

March 24, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 6 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – On “Councillor Cado Part 5: The Night of The Banner,” we left the Watershed Peterborough Councillors on the verge of a vote for an urban farm or a housing development on a vacant piece of land. Emotions were running high. […]

The Night of The Banner

March 10, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 5 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – In Part 4, “The Big Heat”, the Watershed Peterborough Councillors were meeting in the throes of an unprecedented and deadly heat wave. A UN report in 2022 that had found “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” had come true. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Big Heat

January 27, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 4 in the Councillor Cado series CHERYL LYON – Recap of Parts 1, 2 & 3: The Watershed Peterborough municipal council is meeting to decide the future of a piece of land in the city made vacant by demolition of a derelict condo building. At a previous meeting, Councillors […]

The Fate of The Food Forest

January 20, 2023 greenzine 0

Part 3 of the now extended Councillor Cado series Part 1 | Part 2 CHERYL LYON – The lively woman at the mic was finishing her presentation to the municipal Watershed Peterborough Council. “I’m a grandmother now so you’d better listen to me,” she said with a smile. Then with […]

Councillor Cado. Part 2

December 23, 2022 greenzine 0

In Part One of the story of Councillor Cado, we left him bracing for the meeting of the regional Peterborough Watershed Council where a contentious item was about to be debated. CHERYL LYON – Cado finished his deep drink of water as the first delegation approached the mic to speak […]

City Council Of The Future

December 16, 2022 greenzine 0

Councillor Cado: Part One (of Two) CHERYL LYON – “Yeah, my little black body slid into this world just as that big pine tree crashed down on our house. My Momma’s sad to this day that she never heard my first cry – that’s how loud was the cracking of […]