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: […]

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 […]

More Local Power For Climate Crisis Economic Development & Land Use Planning

November 16, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – The child born in 2022 will be 78 years old in 2100. Many of the children of that generation will have had kids during that time who will range from teens to mid-life during the coming 78 years. These are today’s parents’ children and grandchildren. These kids will be living in the future that we are shaping NOW, right here. That’s no small responsibility for the current generation. Economic development in Peterborough/Kawartha […]

A Video Session with Drew Monkman

October 28, 2022 admin 0

Impacts of Climate Change On Nature In The Kawarthas EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – For local folk with a question about anything about Nature, Drew Monkman has become the “go-to guy” in the Peterborough and Kawartha area. You’ll appreciate the local references, for instance to the Bridgenorth Pharmacy, and to the weather we count on so much for tourism and farming/gardening in the area. Recently, Drew made this presentation to the Peterborough Field Naturalists He talks about […]

Municipal Elections Matter in the Climate Crisis

October 22, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − Climate change is not something “out there” somewhere else. Its catastrophic impacts are already being experienced, locally – in the city, on farms, in our homes, our economy and our bodies and minds. It should be next municipal Councils’ No. 1 priority from which all the rest are formulated and evaluated as the crisis unfolds rapidly over the next strategic 8-10 years – 2.5 Council terms. Demands on city and county finances […]