Thank-you, Fred Irwin

April 22, 2022 admin 0

PETER CURRIER – As the founder and a pivotal sustainer of Transition Town Peterborough (TTP), Fred Irwin has been the leading voice of our vital local chapter of the international Transition Movement for fifteen years. In the face of the current climate crisis, he has worked tirelessly to forge partnerships with local businesses, farms, nonprofit organizations and the municipal government. Fred’s focus on community resilience and local sustainability has been unwavering in pursuing the TTP […]

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 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 […]