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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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 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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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
Sunday April 10 to Wednesday Apr 13, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario
Join us for the Canadian premieres of the award-winning documentary “Love Thy Nature” screening at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre on April 10, 11, and 13 at 6:30pm. Watch the 2-minute trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7yljPRMZJA
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Young people care deeply about the fate of the planet, its people, and their future. Given the opportunity, youth have great power to influence positive change in their communities. The IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training program is a call to passionate, motivated youth who are looking for an opportunity to make a difference. www.naturalstep.ca/impact/ottawa
Ottawa Environmental Events
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.