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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Sustainable Mobility Summit – the Future of Urban Transportation

2016 Sustainable Mobility SummitHP2016 Sustainable Mobility Summit : The Future of Urban Transportation
Oct 23 – 26, 2016
Ottawa-Gatineau

The Sustainable Mobility Summit is Canada’s only event that focuses exclusively on sustainable, multi-modal and integrated mobility. Sustainable mobility strategies can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost physical activity, improve air quality, reduce congestion and increase access to opportunity. We expect more than 200 delegates to attend our three-day event at the University of Ottawa, a venue chosen for its proud focus on youth and dedication to evidence-based decision-making.

ACT Canada is a national professional association dedicated to positively influencing sustainable travel choices by Canadians. We help governments, non-governmental organizations and private businesses implement sustainable mobility policies, programs, services and products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost public health, fight traffic congestion and improve the quality of life.

For more information or to register: http://www.actcanada.com/summit2016

Event: Climate Change Policy – Friday Sept 16, 2016

The gravity of the climate change threat demands bold measures.  “The Leap Manifesto” is a sweeping and ambitious plan, but it also entangles climate policy with a host of other matters that are part of a larger ideological agenda. So it’s a profoundly divisive document at the very moment that we need to find common ground on climate change. Is there an alternative climate policy that would both unite us and make a real difference?”

Thomas Homer-Dixon, the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School, University of Waterloo will present the 2016 FPA Currents Lecture “Leap to Where? Elements of a Canadian climate policy that could be both feasible and enough.” as part of Carleton University’s Throwback celebrations. Mr. Homer-Dixon is a Carleton alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science…  (more)

Protecting Wild Bees: Workshop and Film

IMG_6259Protecting Wild Bees: Workshop and Film
Wed Jul 13, 2016, Ottawa, ON (and Sunday too)

Join Friends of the Earth Canada at Fletcher Wildlife Garden at 7-8PM on Wednesday, July 13th and 9-11AM on Sunday, July 17 to learn how to protect native and wild bees. Includes a showing of a new documentary film (A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee) and a tutorial on how to participate in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count. On Sunday, we will be going out into the garden to practice taking photos of and identifying bees. Everyone is welcome!  http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1btYHcY9S3J2

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Beyond CSR: Can Business be a Force for Good?

Business for good

by Mike Gifford, Guest Writer

Are you an entrepreneur who would like to run your business in a way that also benefits society and the environment? Or are you a consumer who would like to deal with some of the most ethical, sustainable firms? “B Corporations” may be what you’re seeking. There are now 155 “B Corps” in Canada, including 72 in Ontario.

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Leap Community Forum – Tues June 14th

Break free from fossil fuels

It’s no secret that 2015 was one of the hottest years on record and one of the world’s biggest contributors to our rapidly changing climate is Canada’s tar sands. It’s time for us to break free from fossil fuels. You and I both know that dangerous tar sands infrastructure, such as the proposed Energy East pipeline, will only lock us into the fossil fuel economy of the past, and make the shift to 100% renewables that much harder.

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March Against Monsanto 2016

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO OTTAWA – Day of Action
(French to follow)

The March will begin at Major’s Hill Park @ corner of Murray Street & Mackenzie Avenue, and end at Parliament Hill. Please meet @ 1:30pm; the March will begin @ 2:00pm. (https://goo.gl/maps/Vytz6A6ddBw)

Let’s unite and stand together for this global event! Come and support food safety and transparency. Bring your friends, your family and your pets. Wear red, or maybe dress up as a bumble bee or… a beet!

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Green Eggs n’ Protest Breakfast: Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and TransCanada

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Join us in telling the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce that it’s not OK to host TransCanada on the eve of Earth Day!

When: Thursday, April 21st, 6:30 AM.
Where: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (Albert Street)

April 21st is the eve of Earth Day.

As it turns out, however, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce does not seem to understand its significance….

Join us! http://www.ecologyottawa.org/chamber_action