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!

Zero waste groceries in Ottawa!

Ottawa’s first zero-waste grocery store opens in Hintonburg!

NU “sells a variety of products — dry food, fresh produce, cleaning and beauty supplies — without any packaging. Instead, people are encouraged to bring their own reusable containers or to borrow or purchase them from the store.” (CBC News)

Map: 1130 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON (just East of Parkdale)
Website: nugrocery.com

Women’s Marches on Every Continent


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Inspiring images of hope and sanity from around the world. We all need to be vigilant against bigotry — a peaceful and prosperous world for all.

View photos: Women’s Marches on Every Continent – The New York Times

About the Women’s March: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Women%27s_March

Moving Towards Sustainable Energy – Symposium (Oct 20 – 21)

Symposium 2016 – Moving Towards Sustainable Energy
Thu Oct 20 to Fri Oct 21, 2016
Westin Hotel | Ottawa, ON

http://www.climateforum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CCF-RGB-400px.pngSymposium 2016 will bring together distinguished leaders and innovators to address critical sustainable energy issues: the future of the electricity grid, carbon pricing, energy storage, health implications, bioenergy, sustainable transportation, and ways to mobilize Canadians to embrace the greener and cleaner economy of tomorrow.
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Green Energy Doors Open 2016

GREEN ENERGY DOORS OPEN – FREE EVENT
September 9-10-11, 2016
100% Sustainable | 100% Achievable

Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) is a province-wide FREE 3 day showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean and sustainable energy system.

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