Ottawa Green / Environmental Festival
On October 12th 2017, Ecology Ottawa will be celebrating our 10th anniversary by hosting EcoFest – Ottawa’s biggest gathering of the environmental community… www.ecologyottawa.ca
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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)
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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
Symposium 2016 – Moving Towards Sustainable Energy
Thu Oct 20 to Fri Oct 21, 2016
Westin Hotel | Ottawa, ON
Symposium 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 – 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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2016 Sustainable Mobility Summit : The Future of Urban Transportation
Oct 23 – 26, 2016
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
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
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/
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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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