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/

 

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

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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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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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