United Nations International Day of Peace 2019
Sat, September 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Parliament Hill, Ottawa K1A 0A9
Join millions around the world to support the United Nations International Day of Peace “Peace Day”. Be part of Canada’s largest event for Peace Day as we gather on Parliament Hill in a mass mindfulness meditation – a big sit to take a big stand. Falling on a Saturday this year we are including programming for kids and youth – our peacemakers of the future.
This year’s UN theme”Climate Action for Peace” is about combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace on our planet. The UN is hosting an emergency “Conference for the Climate – A Race We Can Win” as part of Peace Day 2019 with world leaders and climate peacemaker Greta Thunberg who is leading our youth globally in climate action.
All are welcome to join in Peace Day 2019 – you don’t need to be a meditator. Come and show the world that peace on the planet and a healthy climate matter to you. Come and send a message to all those who we elect to our Canadian Houses of Parliament to represent us, that they must lead our kids, and the planet, to a peaceful future.
This is a free event but please register so we have numbers. In registering you will also agree for Innerspace to send you just a few messages a year on opportunities to practise mindfulness meditation as well as community and fundraising events to support inner peace as the pathway to outer peace. You can opt-on at any time.
Friday September 27, 2019 — Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
We’re organizing a Ball with a twist to celebrate EnviroCentre’s 20th Anniversary, and jump-start Ottawa’s movement toward a low-carbon culture. And we’d love for you to join us.
What on earth is a Bicycle Ball?
Imagine a fancy party, low-carbon chic. Guests arrive by low-to-no carbon means: transit, biking, walking, wheeling, or even canoeing to the event. Snacks and drinks are low-carbon, plant-based, and everything is as low-waste as possible. Fun through a filter of sustainability. Because who says you can’t rock a fancy party in low-carbon style?
Time to roll up our sleeves and create some strategies to help Ottawa meet its climate targets!
Be a part of the funding strategy and strategic partnership forming process as we solidify the community led plan to help reduce emissions from buildings by 80% by 2050! This work will culminate in a variety of funding proposals to federal, provincial and municipal programs all aligned to the same vision – a Vibrant Ottawa Built Together! We need you as leaders of building and renovation companies, non-profits, progressive financiers, Invest Ottawa, The City of Ottawa planning and finance, to join us in this great work for the future!
We want to lower GHG emissions and kickstart the Green Retrofit Economy in Ottawa!
When: June 5th – 9:00-4:00 Where: Jean Pigot Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave
“Adults are jeopardizing our future. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. Something big needs to happen. People need to realize our political leaders have failed us. And we need to take action into our own hands.” — Greta Thunberg
“Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” —Greta Thunberg
“What’s the point of going to school if I won’t have a future?” – Sophia
Passionate about the environment? Want to help make Ottawa the green capital of Canada? Work with Ottawa’s leading grassroots environmental organization? Ecology Ottawa is seeking Volunteer Organizers for May to August, includes training, more… GoodWork.ca/979615
At this free workshop learn how to start a community garden. How to search for land, the supports that are available, tips for organizing the garden, and more! With Jordan Bouchard of the Ottawa Community Gardening Network. Registration is required as space is limited. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org . On RSVP, please identify the general area where you plan to set up a community garden and summarize your work to date, if applicable. Dates: Sun Jan 13 (1 pm), Wed Jan 23 (6:30 pm) or Wed Feb 6 (6:30 pm), 2019. http://justfood.ca/community-gardening-network/
“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