Paul Dewar says goodbye…

Paul Dewar says goodbye | CBC News
Paul Dewar, the Ottawa Centre MPP who spent his last days…

“It is easy sometimes to feel overwhelmed by the gravity of the challenges we face. Issues like climate change, forced migration and the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It’s hard to know how to make a difference.

The secret is not to focus on how to solve the problem, but concentrate on what you can contribute – to your country, your community and neighbours.

Start from a place of compassion and be grateful for all that Canada has to offer – especially the natural beauty that surrounds us, and the music that brings us so much joy.

True change can only come when power is transferred to young people unburdened by cynicism…” – Paul Dewar

Youth Action Now | CBC News Story

Powershift 2019: Young and Rising

February 14-18, 2019
in Ottawa, on the land of the Algonquin Anishinabe

Powershift 2019 OttawaAbout PowerShift

PowerShift has historically been a series of gatherings organized by youth for youth. PowerShift gatherings mobilize passionate young people from many walks of life to explore ways of taking action to confront the climate crisis.

PowerShift is about youth learning from each other, learning together, and using that knowledge to develop common strategies for creating visionary change. PowerShift aims to ensure that once the convergence is over, the youth climate movement continues to grow through our networks, continued capacity building, and strategic action.

WE ARE: Young and Rising

As wildfires burn through BC, glaciers retreat in Alberta, winters grow shorter in Nunavut, and floods destroy homes in the Maritimes, Canadian politicians continue to fail us. The federal government touts a lacklustre climate plan, all the while purchasing pipelines, protecting big industry, and failing to respect Indigenous rights. In the face of climate catastrophe, we see young people from across this land coming together, time and again, to work for the just and livable future we know is possible. Powershift: Young and Rising will galvanize a new wave of young leaders to assert a vision beyond fossil fuels- one that honours the leadership that frontline and Indigenous communities have been taking for generations.

From February 14-18, 2019 in Ottawa, on the land of the Algonquin, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, and Anishinabek, PowerShift: Young and Rising will convene hundreds of young people from across Turtle Island. This four day youth climate convergence will feature workshops, keynote speakers, performances and panel discussions on how we– as a collective youth movement– can take action to solve the climate crisis.

Be prepared to learn about the history of social movements; how to start a campaign from scratch; how to influence decision makers; and how Canada can transition to a renewable energy economy. We will dig deep into discussions on topics including fracking, pipeline politics, Indigenous sovereignty, divestment, and green jobs. We will learn how to make lasting change through community organizing, direct action, art, storytelling, and using traditional and digital media.

Through workshops and skill-building sessions, we will learn from peers, elders, and experts alike. We will forge the bonds needed to solidify a long-lasting, resolute, and intersectional climate movement.nada can transition to a renewable energy economy. We will dig deep into discussions on topics including fracking, pipeline politics, Indigenous sovereignty, divestment, and green jobs. We will learn how to make lasting change through community organizing, direct action, art, storytelling, and using traditional and digital media.

In this moment, the stories and actions of young people are more necessary than ever before. We are the generation that has the power to counter the damage done, and build the future we know is possible.

Will you rise with us?

For more information or to register: 
https://powershift-youngandrising.ca/

Ecosphere Ottawa-Gatineau 2018

July 14 & 15, 2018
foireecosphere.org

With more than 100 exhibitors and 30 speakers, the first edition of the Ottawa-Gatineau ECOSPHERE Fair will be the most complete and important environmental event. Organic foods, health, green housing, new technologies, electric cars tryouts and a Hemp festival.

Come to the most popular environmental exhibit in Quebec and discover products and gardening tricks, plan your upcoming green renovation projects, fill your wardrobe with ethical and ecological clothes, and be prepared to adopt new, healthy habits to boost your health.

Discover effective materials which are effective and have a low impact on the environment. For example, think of straw or hemp bales. Meet eco-entrepreneurs and inform yourself about healthy eco-habitation trends, green roof contractors, clean energy technologies (such as geothermal energy for example), masonry heater manufacturers, and distributors of solar photovoltaic panels.

Come listen to experts sharing their insight on sustainable transportation and try out electrical vehicles on the road.

The event will take place at Zibi parking on Pathway island in Gatineau.

Come to the fair on July 14 and 15. Kiosks will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

https://foireecosphere.org/

Welcome to the new Green Ottawa!

Relaunching in June 2012, Green Ottawa is a unique gateway to everything green and sustainable  in the Ottawa area.

Check out the events calendar, job postings or volunteer opportunities — and feel free to post your own.  Doing some research or networking? Don’t miss our popular environmental directory of everything from grassroots groups to government departments.

National Capital Region Green Pages

The National Capital Green Pages is now accepting submissions for our print directory for 2012.

The National Capital Green Pages is a regional print and online directory containing listings of local products, services, businesses and organizations of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This directory is designed to celebrate and support the many sustainable groups and businesses in the National Capital Region and to connect the public with eco-friendly options in their community.

The Green Pages were initially a print directory published by Seventh Generation Community Projects and available at community fairs and events. It has evolved over the years as a collaborative project that includes a print and online edition put together by Tucker House Renewal Centre, the Peace and Environment Resource Centre, and hosted online by Sustainable Eastern Ontario.

National Capital Region Green Pages | Submit a listing

Green Ottawa adds:
–> Green Pages 2008-2009 (.pdf)
–> Ottawa Environmental Directories, Resources & Networks

 

3i Summit on Sustainability, May 4 – 5, 2012

3i Summit on Sustainability Ottawa 2012

 

 

3i Summit on Sustainability
Fri May 4 to Sat May 5, 2012

For the first time in Ottawa, leaders and change agents from many different sectors are coming together to collaborate and take action toward realizing Ottawa’s potential to be an environmentally sustainable city.

The “3i Summit on Sustainability: Collaborating for Action” will be held on May 4 & 5 at Dow’s Lake Pavilion. Local leaders and change agents who want to advance sustainability in Ottawa are encouraged to take part.

A goal of the Summit is to expand and tap into the pool of leaders and mentors from different sectors that can support new community greening projects and eco-business ventures. Catalyst leaders such as Moe Garahan, Executive Director of Ottawa’s Just Food, Stephen Guilbeault, Founder of Québec’s Equiterre and Tom Heintzman, Co-founder of Bullfrog Power will provide inspiration. A cultural celebration of the community’s accomplishments will take place during the Friday evening Sustainability Soirée.

Register on-line now.
Two-day registration is only $75 and includes two lunches and the Sustainability Soirée. Passes for the Soirée only may be purchased for $25.

For more information visit 3isummit.com or contact Laura Leet
projectcoordinator   3isummit.com, 613-656-7800.