On October 27, 2018 community members gathered by the Otonabee River in downtown Peterborough. They donned hard hats and work boots—picked up pry bars and hammers—and they got to work removing layers of asphalt from a municipal roadway.
What does true, deep democracy look like? What if there was a place to incubate the powers within our local civil society, that could be networked and cultivated alongside our current democratic institutions?
Electric City Magazine publisher Peter Pula talks about the efforts and offerings put forth by the ECM team since it’s purchase by the Resonance Centre for Social Evolution, how it has been possible to date, and what’s next.
Who understands a neighbourhood better than the people who live there? NeighbourPLAN, a new initiative from GreenUP, is convening neighbours to generate ideas on how to improve the places they live.
How can we respond to the largest public health crisis in modern Canadian history? Opioid addiction rates are growing, and Peterborough now has the fourth highest rate of overdose deaths in Ontario.
Joëlle Favreau, manager of the Nourish Project, talks about moving beyond the food bank model, creating connections and belonging through food, and engaging in local food action.
During Electric City Magazine’s first All Citizens Meeting in May, Will Pearson connected with citizens who reflect on what matters to them most while pioneering a new way to do politics in Peterborough.