Investing in Hope

April 29, 2022 admin 0

TRACEY HAMILTON – I have spent the last few months reading and writing about hope, because I have been feeling somewhat hopeless. There seem to be so many insurmountable obstacles in our way; it feels like we are traveling backwards rather than forwards, as though we have learned nothing along the way. Behaviours and actions give the impression of a society regressing rather than progressing – shouting hateful slurs, using violence, stepping on others to […]

Gramma Learns To Cook – Again

April 24, 2022 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – “I never thought I’d see the day I couldn’t buy carrots at the supermarket!” harrumphed Gramma. “It’s winter. They keep well. They’ve got the Vitamin C we need in winter and at my age, they’ve got Vitamin A for my eyesight.” Cora’s granddaughter, Beth, looked up from her dinner plate with affection but a touch of dismay. Having dinner with the “Gramma” was a high point of every month. She loved to […]

Welcome Back to the Greenzine — Online!

April 22, 2022 admin 1

If we can’t imagine the future we want, we won’t be able to create it. EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – We are marking EARTH DAY, 2022 with the relaunch of Peterborough/Nogojiwanong’s Greenzine magazine – online! The hard copy, paper version of the Greenzine was available all over the local area for almost 10 years – up until the Covid pandemic sank it. You see, Transition Town Peterborough’s popular little local magazine was supported by the advertising in […]

Thank-you, Fred Irwin

April 22, 2022 admin 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 with local businesses, farms, nonprofit organizations and the municipal government. Fred’s focus on community resilience and local sustainability has been unwavering in pursuing the TTP […]

Is There Any Hope? Mortality and the Climate Crisis

April 21, 2022 admin 0

BILL TEMPLEMAN – Writer Ken Victor has written a moving assessment of our collective response to the climate crisis. He starts from his own palliative care experiences with his grandfather, then his father in palliative care, where there can no longer be any hope. He discovers that the opposite of hope is not hopelessness, but love. Then he applies this insight to humanity’s potential extinction. His essay, The Opposite of Hope Isn’t Hopelessness: Meditations on […]

Earth Day Glow Ride

April 20, 2022 admin 0

One of the most fun things you can do on two wheels Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You the evening of Friday, April 22 MIRIAM (STUCKY) LIBA – The role of the artist / activist / leader is to make revolution irresistible.1 And to me, B!KE’s community Glow Rides (and art, T-shirts, culture and community) are just this kind of attractive, deep FUN. At the last (Solstice) Glow Ride, I got to dress up in […]