You Really Oughta Wanna

January 17, 2023 admin 0

What is wrong with us? FRED IRWIN – As a global group of nations we should be able to get our act together to reduce GHG emissions. Simply put, we need to modify our collective behaviour. We need to move away from high energy consumption, a habit which has become detrimental to all life on earth. We all know the story by now: It started with the first Industrial Revolution. It was initially fired by […]

Take Coffee For Example

January 10, 2023 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – As time has gone by, I have become ever more irked at the suggestion that we as individual consumers can mitigate climate change. First of all, I hate being designated as a “consumer”. Really, this is not how I self-identify. Each one of us is a lot of things which can be described with many different labels, but in the societal context, I prefer to identify as a citizen. Not as a […]

Wicked Problems and Wild Ideas

January 1, 2023 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − At the beginning of a new year, there’s lots of talk about “the future,” especially these days as the climate crisis deepens. The Greenzine offers lots of thought about both the climate and the future. We hope we are stimulating imagination into action. But does imagining get us anywhere when we’re faced with today’s wicked problems? We need solutions right now! Yesterday! The Greenzine says ‘yes,’ imagination is very important. Imagination is […]

A Season For Green Dreaming

December 31, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − The growing darkness of December, the seasonal hope for a better world symbolized by gifts and stars, candles that never go out and trees that are ever green − this is the time for dreaming. In her book Crip Kinship, disability justice activist Shadya Kafai writes “dreaming is not passive. In dreaming, our communities materialise a world where, through fury and love, transformation in all its rebelliousness thrives.” Dreams have rewritten history: […]

The Fusion Flap – And BTW: It’s Not Just About Energy

December 17, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – A mini-sun in every town. And no radioactive waste. We’ve been hearing about it for about a week now (The official announcement was made on December 13, 2022). The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory managed to propagate a nuclear fusion reaction which elicited net energy for the first time. It was enough to boil two to three kettles of water. It was a long anticipated, since the early Seventies, scientific breakthrough. Consider the […]

Greenzine New Look

December 15, 2022 admin 0

A FEW IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR WEBSITE EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − When you clicked on the Greenzine this time, you see a slightly different look to presenting our content. We trust our new categories will be helpful. There are now seven subject categories across the’ black banner’: Energy, Environment, Economy, Equity, Community, Spirituality and Opinion to help readers’ interests and choices. Certainly, there will be overlaps among them since everything’s connected to everything else in the great […]