Climate change event in Ottawa

Canadians have been coming to a greater understanding of the threat posed by global warming and the need for urgent action by governments, industry and the public at large. The Trudeau government has, more or less, taken up the cause. Provinces are recognizing the need for action, even as they fight over what that should be. Some multinational corporations are suddenly promoting themselves as environmental stewards. Concerned citizens are looking for ways to effectively reduce their carbon footprint. Yet progress has been slow and limited. Continue reading “Climate change event in Ottawa”

Get active, not radioactive!

Stop Nuclear Dumps on the Ottawa River
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, at 12 noon
Sparks St. and Kent St.

“Gather and march to oppose plans to build a giant radioactive waste dump near the Ottawa River – and to bury an old reactor in cement.

Radioactive materials including tritium and plutonium would leak into the Ottawa River, endangering health.

These plans have been hatched by multinational corporations running the Chalk River nuclear laboratories, upstream from Ottawa-Gatineau. But the facilities are owned and paid for by the federal government. Taxpayers are paying over $500 million per year.

This nuclear waste will be hazardous and radioactive for 100,000+ years!

Stay tuned for details of the march route. Come out and stop these unacceptable plans.”

For more info or to support this initiative: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/991702397704994/
https://concernedcitizens.net/

 

Ottawa tornado & how to help

Tornado video… **warning** frightening/disturbing footage:

More: Ottawa tornado photos, video, news coverage | more

How to help: “If you’ve been affected by the tornadoes that struck our region, or if you want to help, CBC Ottawa has created a spot to connect. The “Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Community Connector” Facebook group is a place for anyone to share their ideas to help people without power or looking for shelter and supplies”: Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Connector page

 

Meeting the Climate Challenge: Sept 28th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World — September 28 – 29, 2018, Ottawa

The conference will examine questions such as:

  • The complex context of the Climate Challenge, nationally and internationally, and the policy framework required to address it.
  • The leadership needed to promote global cooperation in addressing the Climate Crisis in a timely manner.
  • Creating coherence between green public policies and related socio-economic policies such as military and trade agreements.

For more info or to register: https://group78.org/

Ottawa outdoors in summer, naturally!

Want to get outdoors in nature in the Ottawa area this summer? Meet other nature-inspired people? Here’s a few places to start.

Outdoor activities & events: Ottawa outdoor clubs & activities (scroll down to see the list) | Meetups | MEC Ottawa Event Calendar — hiking, biking, sailing, skiing, you name it

Camping near Ottawa: Gatineau Park | Quebec Parks | Ontario Parks | and yes, there’s more, but only for those who want to leave no trace (2)

Stay in town: Rent a bike and explore (more) | Ottawa walking toursNative plant gardensOttawa parks & nature (more) | More Outdoor Activities in Ottawa | Volunteer in Ottawa

Ecosphere Ottawa-Gatineau 2018

July 14 & 15, 2018
foireecosphere.org

With more than 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers, the first edition of the Ottawa-Gatineau ECOSPHERE Fair will be the most complete and important environmental event. Organic foods, health, green housing, new technologies, electric cars tryouts and a Hemp festival.

Come to the most popular environmental exhibit in Quebec and discover products and gardening tricks, plan your upcoming green renovation projects, fill your wardrobe with ethical and ecological clothes, and be prepared to adopt new, healthy habits to boost your health.

Discover effective materials which are effective and have a low impact on the environment. For example, think of straw or hemp bales. Meet eco-entrepreneurs and inform yourself about healthy eco-habitation trends, green roof contractors, clean energy technologies (such as geothermal energy for example), masonry heater manufacturers, and distributors of solar photovoltaic panels.

Come listen to experts sharing their insight on sustainable transportation and try out electrical vehicles on the road.

The event will take place at Zibi parking on Pathway island in Gatineau.

Come to the fair on July 14 and 15. Kiosks will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

https://foireecosphere.org/

Conference: Local & Sustainable Food

Bring Food Home 2017
Ontario’s Sustainable Food Systems Conference
October 26 – 29, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://bringfoodhome.com/

Bring Food Home in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is coming to Ottawa!

Join us in Ottawa during the late autumn harvest of 2017, when Sustain Ontario, the Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference and local host Just Food will Bring Food Home! Local and regional partners are coming together to plan this dynamic conference, where food and farming actors share experience and expertise, build capacity for collaboration and reconciliation within Ontario’s local food networks, and coordinate actions that will lead to sustainable transformations of food systems in Ontario and beyond.

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Green Jobs in Ottawa and beyond…

Canada Green CorpsAre you 18-30 years old, un- or underemployed — and want to change the world? Canada Green Corps is offering four- to six-month job/internship placements with companies, governments, associations, universities and organizations across Canada.

Apply by October 23, 2017!