Equity – A Fair Shake

January 9, 2020 admin 0

PETER CURRIER – Driving through India two years ago, my wife and I found ourselves among tens of millions of impoverished people. As we made our privileged way, I thought, “There, but for an accident of birth, go I.” We went by women as poised as queens, carrying baskets of cow pies on their heads for cooking fires. Wiry young men schlepped huge slabs of marble. The toil of survival was everywhere. From the cool […]

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 […]

Dana Jordan

Making Sense Of Peterborough’s Climate Emergency Declaration

January 6, 2020 admin 0

BILL EEKHOF – Peterborough high school student Dana Jordan believes meaningful action is needed to address the climate crisis. So, she wants to pursue a career in science, politics or law to further climate action efforts. “I am very worried about climate change,” Jordan admits, “but as (Swedish climate activist) Greta Thunberg has said, ‘you need to keep hope with you…’ Every small action makes a difference.” Jordan is pleased to see her hometown acting, […]

You Can Grow Food Anywhere

November 1, 2019 admin 0

CORINNE MINTZ – In my life I have had many gardens, in many varying circumstances and conditions.  I have carved out a small patch of earth for a garden by the side of the Pacific Ocean on Vancouver Island.  I have worked on organic herb and vegetable farms.  I have grown tomatoes and zucchinis in buckets on my balcony and driveway.  Let’s keep in mind I grew up as a city kid with little to […]

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 […]

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 […]