School Strike for Climate Action: May 3

School Strikes for Climate
Friday May 3, across Canada

OTTAWA:

More locations: Fridaysforfuture.ca | Fridaysforfuture.org

#FridaysForFuture | #ClimateStrike

“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

Greta Thunberg — Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

GoodWork.ca/Fridays (resources, volunteering, organizations, more)

Volunteer in Ottawa

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

How to start a Community Garden in Ottawa

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: communitygardening@justfood.ca . 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/

Focus on what you can do…

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

Climate Emergency Rally in Ottawa

Ottawa, this is a climate emergency

The United Nations has made it clear – we now have 11 years to avoid catastrophic impacts to the world’s species and ecosystems. The effects are already being felt in Ottawa: record floods in 2017; tornado impacts in late 2018; summers of extreme and deadly heat; and winters with erratic freeze-thaw cycles. Momentum is building among cities like Vancouver, Halifax, Kingston and Hamilton to urgently respond to this moment of crisis and build a better city, and Ottawa has the opportunity to lead. We are calling on the City of Ottawa to declare climate emergency now.

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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.

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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”