This is a story about running, butterflies, people, places, the survival of pollinators, and yes, humanity.

October 4, 2019 admin 0

GÜNTHER SCHUBERT – Back in 2016, Carlotta James, an ultra marathon runner, a forward thinking and passionate mother kept noticing a huge decline of butterflies and bees in the environment while out running our beautiful Kawartha trails.  Her calling was to raise awareness about the decline of pollinators, caused through habitat loss, pesticides use and climate change. Bringing running and butterflies together, she came up with the idea of a relay run from Peterborough, Ontario […]

Who Cares About the Climate Crisis? – Kids

October 1, 2019 admin 0

Kids care about the climate crisis MALAIKA COLLETTE – My name is Abby Conrad and I am 16 years old. I am a grade 11 student at Adam Scott CVI, and I’ve only really become involved in activism during the past year of my life. My story is becoming more and more common in youth around the planet because many teens are starting to spread awareness about issues as well as planning and participating in […]

The Doleful and The Soulful

August 1, 2019 admin 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 ounces of gas it takes to do the same job. Shows how dependent we are on fossil fuels. Enduring Blight: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch […]

All Land Is Sacred 2

July 17, 2019 admin 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 and rock paintings. We are also obligated by who we are as a people to protect the land that we all share. The Anishinaabeg paradigm […]

Loving Life on the Land

April 1, 2019 admin 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 our relationships to the natural world. I believe that living close to nature raises our physical and especially our mental wellbeing. Along the way, we […]

Plant Trees to Save Water

January 1, 2018 admin 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 becoming a scarce and precious resource. It needs to be managed carefully and thoughtfully in every garden design and indeed in every household. We need […]