Whale Net and Knife: An Economic Meditation

December 1, 2019 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – Dr. Jon Lien PhD, known in Newfoundland as “the Whale Man,” has personally rescued some 500 whales from fishing nets. His methods spread worldwide to save thousands more whales. Most of us likely see this as a heroic act of a human person deeply connected to Nature. And it was. But it was also something else. Besides his compassionate intent to save whales. Lien also wanted to save the livelihoods of fishing […]

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 […]

Who Cares About the Climate Crisis? – Kids

October 1, 2019 admin 0

Kids care about the climate crisis MALAIKA COLLETTE – My name is Abby Conrad and I am 16 years old. I am a grade 11 student at Adam Scott CVI, and I’ve only really become involved in activism during the past year of my life. My story is becoming more and more common in youth around the planet because many teens are starting to spread awareness about issues as well as planning and participating in […]

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 […]