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 […]

Some Ideas Towards a Localized Economy

April 20, 2022 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – We all feel it every day: rising food prices, lower quality goods. Big fossil fuel companies quietly moving to renewables while continuing to pump oceans of oil out of the ground and onto the Market and the air. Corporate greed destroying its own storehouses in Nature. Big Box stores gutting small and medium hometown businesses and downtowns. Let’s face it: the climate crisis is moving us through a big transition on so […]

The Gift Economy

March 5, 2022 admin 0

ALLAN DAVID SMITH-REEVE – She wondered “How do we get from where we are to where we want to be?” We were having breakfast with a friend of Bedford House. Catching up and pondering the future. She’s planned for her retirement years and has a sense of economic security for her future.  She’s been led to now “invest” in her community instead of growing a bigger and bigger nest-egg for herself. Our friend has arranged […]

Global FIRE… Local GEM Globalization versus Economic and Social Localization

January 16, 2020 admin 0

FRED IRWIN – Globalization is a result of cheap energy and corporate capitalism chasing the lowest cost of labour wherever it is anywhere on the globe ..all with the bulk of the reward (profit) going to the already rich. The already rich are invested in the Global FIRE sector which drives the entire global economy. What we aren’t yet prepared to face is that globalization of our economics has also globalized much of our social […]

The Resiliency Imperative & 4 E’s Framework For a More Resilient Peterborough by 2030

January 9, 2020 admin 0

FRED IRWIN – “Climate Change is creating a vicious cycle in which change creates greater extremes in weather which create more demand for energy which is still largely generated using fossil fuels -which then release more greenhouse gases creating more extreme climate.” – Kurt Cobb Resource Insights. The only downturn in planetary warming caused by GHG emissions was during the 2008/2009 Great Recession as global economic growth stalled. Despite our collective global efforts, GHG emissions […]

The Road to Green Street

October 15, 2016 admin 0

VICTORIA WINDREM – Everything is a process.  From waking up in the morning to starting a large scale social movement.  Our business, Green Street, was no different.  Today we have a thriving shop downtown in the heart of Peterborough.  My parents, Angie and Verne, run the shop 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  My brother and I help out in the marketing and IT department.  The business is a going concern; we meet […]