Walk or Run for Biodiversity, May 23 & 24, 2015

Are you a runner or walker? We’re looking for dedicated supporters to walk or run for biodiversity in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend marathon, half marathon, 10 km, 5 km or 2 km races. For the 7th year running, USC Canada’s Run for Biodiversity team will be going the distance as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 23-24.

GMO Free Conference 2014, Sat. Nov. 22, Ottawa

GMO Symposium Ottawa 2014

GMO Free Ottawa Conference
Saturday November 22, 2014
St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

First Annual GMO Free Symposium and the campaign to have Ottawa/Eastern Ontario go GMO Free. GMO Free Ottawa plans to kickstart the local movement to have our region go organic, and therefore, GMO free through offering educational opportunities such as the 1st Annual GMO Free Symposium. Join Us!


Greenpeace job posting: Arctic Campaigner

Greenpeace Canada is seeking an experienced campaigner to fill a new position with the organization. The person in this position will coordinate Greenpeace’s global work on Arctic oil regulation and work as part of a broader Arctic campaign team. You must have at least four years experience in campaigning, communication or other related areas, and a proven track record of developing and implementing successful campaign strategies, and an aptitude for political and regulatory work. Bilingualism (English/French) is a very strong asset.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: Arctic Campaign Coordinator
Closing date for applicants: November 21, 2014

For more information or to apply:  http://goodwork.ca/jobs/greenpeace-job-arctic-campaigner-ottawa-canada-27648

Environmental jobs: GoodWork.ca

Enviornmental Jobs: GoodWork.ca
Are you hiring environmental staff, managers, board members or volunteers?
Or are you seeking meaningful, environmentally friendly employment?

Either way, GoodWork can help. GoodWork helps environmental groups, projects and green businesses find the people they need. Now they’re launching a new, totally revamped site, GoodWork.ca.

GoodWork has been a hub for environmental and conservation jobs since 2001, with over 12,000 postings to date. Please help spread the word about this valuable resource for the environmental community!

The Fracking Revolution – Friday Nov 15 in Chelsea

The Fracking Revolution: Shale Myths, Realities and Long Term Energy Sustainability for a Finite Planet — with David Hughes, Geoscientist
When: Friday, November 15, 2013, at 7:30 pm
Where: Chelsea United Church, 8 Mill Road, Chelsea QC (map/directions)

David Hughes is a geoscientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for nearly four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager.

The presentation will provide a big picture of the future of global and North American energy with a focus on the “Shale Revolution”. Hughes’ will also present findings from his recent landmark report, Drill, Baby, Drill. The report is a far-ranging and painstakingly researched look at the prospects for various unconventional fuels to provide energy abundance in the 21st century.

More info: http://acrechelsea.qc.ca/eng/aboutAcre.html

Emissions: A Climate Comedy


Emissions: A Climate Comedy
Premiering June 22 – 29, 2013
Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario

“Emissions” is an intelligent satire about the human dynamics behind climate change that will have you peeing your pants laughing. A modern Adam and Eve deal with anything from international negotiations to the office microwave, exploring what it is that makes human beings piss in our own swimming pool. The show blends clever dialogue with physical comedy and live music by Scott Irving of the PepTides. It’s a gas!

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Canoeing the Gatineau River

Canoeing the Gatineau River, just north of Ottawa

Ottawa is a mecca for enjoying nature and outdoor activities. Three rivers, the Ottawa RiverGatineau River, Rideau River and Rideau Canal are great for canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming.

Canoes can be rented or purchased at stores such as MEC, Paddle Shack or other local outfitters (2).  Or join a local outdoors club (2) and go hiking, skiing or canoeing with them. If you’re a beginner, the Ottawa River Canoe Club offers a one-day course, Recreational Canoeing Basics; Paddlesport will also be offering lessons in 2013, as well as the Ottawa Canoe Camping Club.

You can also walk, hike or bike along any of these rivers: see the Rideau Trail Association, Ottawa Capital Pathway and the village of Wakefield, Quebec, which is on the banks of the Gatineau River about 30 minutes north of Ottawa.

Please leave no trace while walking, canoeing or camping. And if you’d like to help protect  these great rivers, check out these local organizations: Ottawa Riverkeeper, Save the Gatineau, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Algonquin to Adirondacks and other local groups.

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Ottawa Living Green Expo 2013

Living Green Expo Ottawa 




What: Ottawa Living Green Expo 2013
When: Saturday & Sunday April 27 – 28, 2013
Where: Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, downtown Ottawa

The Ottawa EcoFair, ECO EXPO and the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) are collaborating to create the best environment and health event in the history of the National Capital Region! This event will coincide with Earth Day celebrations and be offered at affordable rates. The Ottawa Convention Centre is the ideal location for this exciting new event as it exemplifies a truly sustainable public facility.

There are lots of ways to get involved. Local organizations and businesses with an interest in sustainable and healthy living should apply to be an exhibitor. Spaces are limited so apply early. We are also seeking sponsors, donors, and volunteers. For more information please go to our Contact Us page.

More information: Ottawa Living Green Expo 2013

Green/environmentally-friendly Christmas gift ideas

Environmentally friendly christmas giftsChristmas is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness. But all too often, greed, haste and superficiality are the hallmarks of the season.

Would you buy a gift if you knew it was made in a sweatshop or by slave labour? Or something made by a company that is clearcutting forests, poisoning  our water or causing climate change? What about a gift that could hurt your loved one’s health and happiness?  There are plenty of gifts that do all of the above, but disguised by deceptive marketing, shiny packaging and greenwash. Continue reading “Green/environmentally-friendly Christmas gift ideas”