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

Film premiere: Love thy Nature

Screenings

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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IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training, Feb 5 – 7, 2016

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

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.
http://usc-canada.org/what-we-do/beyond-the-farm/run-for-biodiversity/itemlist/category/42-run-for-biodiversity

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!

https://gmofreesymposium.eventbrite.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/GMOfreeottawa

The Fracking Revolution – Friday Nov 15 in Chelsea

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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