Bacterial Deliberations At the South Pole Of Mars

July 5, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY MONITOR: Toxicus, we have a problem. TOXICUS: Worrying your head again, Monitor? What is it this time? Our food is making us sick? We’re outgrowing our living space? Anxiety and mistrust are rife among the population? MONITOR: Well, actually, Sir, all three. Our population is doubling every 10 hours now. They’re jostling one another. They claim they do not have room to respirate. That makes them anxious. TOXICUS: But look around you, Monitor. […]

The Luxury Tax Of Green Living Is Something We Cannot Afford

July 1, 2022 admin 0

TRACEY HAMILTON – Until living a green lifestyle is affordable to everyone, there won’t be a true environmental impact. Remember playing Monopoly and landing on the Luxury Tax square? Mumbles would follow as you handed over the fee and then continued rolling the dice. Suddenly, it feels like the roll of the dice has become less of a game, with inflation hitting levels not seen in decades. Life has become a lot more expensive. Shop […]

RobinX, RobinY

June 30, 2022 admin 0

A conversation overheard PATRICIA REMY “The human was cleaning up the fallen branches from the Big Storm. I saw her stop and look down. She seemed sad,” chirped RobinX. “Do humans get sad?,” cheeped RobinY. “Well, she looked it,” chirped RobinX. “How does a human look sad?” cheeped RobinY. “You know, it’s debatable whether they even have emotions. Drives and instincts, yes, but feelings in our sense of the word? Homo destructans, I call them. […]

Is Climate Change Not an Emergency?

June 30, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – No. It is not. Not in the sense we are accustomed to. The emergency is in the very meaning and experience of change. Change is changing. The planet’s evolution to this point has gone through catastrophic upheavals. Some occurred within a relatively short period of time. Some were sudden. Others took place over tens and hundreds of millions of years. Most, with the exception of the last ice age, happened long before […]

The Economic Impact Of Local Food

June 28, 2022 admin 0

CHERYL LYON interviews KATARINA LAAKMANN “To create a community that you enjoy living in.” With this simple phrase Trent grad Katarina Laakmann captured the essential goal of every climate crisis solution. Laakmann recently completed her Trent Centre for Community Research-project, commissioned by Transition Town Peterborough. She kindly sat down for a conversation with The Greenzine in a local coffee shop. Her paper ,with the accompanying award-winning poster, focused on this question: “If Peterborough County were […]

Getting The P*ss Out! A Novel Business Opportunity

June 23, 2022 admin 0

RAUL PELLINGER – Visitors to Peterborough this year may notice that things have changed a bit here … at least when they go to the loo! Washrooms at City Hall and the County building and most local hotels and restaurants have installed new urine-separating toilets. The washrooms themselves don’t look any different from before. It’s what happens after using the toilets and urinals that is so interesting. The new set-up is the initiative of a […]