Adequately Accounting for the Climate Crisis in our Community

June 13, 2022 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – The climate emergency is here, right now, in this place “at the end of the rapids” (Peterborough City) and in all the land around it – the three First Nation Communities and the six townships of Peterborough County. Two other things are also upon us: the Provincial election and Municipal elections in the fall. How seriously did voters really pay attention to the Climate Crisis in the recent election? Taking it seriously […]

For Budding Citizen Scientists and Their Parents:
Testing the Water in the Otonabee With Water Ranger Luke

June 4, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – Have you been there? I visited McBride Island, just north of the zoo in Riverview Park, Peterborough. Water Ranger Luke had invited me to do a real, live outdoor experiment. Luke Williamson, who grew up in Peterborough, has now, with others, developed an easy-to use-kit to keep tabs on the health of our local lakes, streams and rivers. It’s the Water Rangers’ Education Test Kit Field Guide. The Greenzine reported on the […]

The Storm, The Community and The Climate Crisis

May 26, 2022 admin 1

CHERYL LYON − Like it or not, the destructive derecho storm that walloped the Peterborough area on 21 May 2022 is a valuable messenger from our near future. The crashing trees foretell other kinds of crashes to come and should snap our heads up, yet again, to pay attention to the climate crisis, the need to plan and act together, as a community, to stay alive and thrive in a very different future. Such storms […]

Spiritual Musing in a Time of Climate Decay

May 20, 2022 admin 0

BARBARA HERRING – Have you ever wondered what you could do to reverse the ravages we are doing to the planet? Or what more you could do? I’ve had those questions, too. What more could I be doing? Here’s the story of how I came to find some answers for myself. One day, quite a few years ago now, I headed out to an island property I owned, to ponder these questions: how can I […]

The Environmental and Climate Change Debate 

May 19, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY reporting on an event. Trent University, Stohn Hall, Thursday 12/May, 2022 Organized by the Kawartha World Issues Centre, GreenUP, 4RG (For Our Grandchildren), The Federation of Ontario Cottagers, and the Trent Student Environmental Debate Organizing Team Around two dozen in-person listeners and over 220 zoom-viewers attended the event.  Three of the four MPP-candidates for the Peterborough-Kawartha riding in the provincial election on June 2 presented their policies on climate change and environmental issues. […]

Town And Country Meet In The Konbit Urban Farm

May 11, 2022 admin 0

CHARMAINE MAGUMBE – The roots of this Urban Farm began with a film festival and a friend. At the 2021 annual Peterborough Reframe Film Festival, I had the privilege and honour of facilitating a Q&A with Shirah Dedman, the producer and director of the film, Follow the Drinking Gourd. This feature documentary highlighted the Black food justice movement which delved into the larger issues of the intersection of climate catastrophe, race, health, and trauma within […]