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.Continue reading “Climate Emergency Rally in Ottawa”
February 14-18, 2019
in Ottawa, on the land of the Algonquin Anishinabe
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.
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”
Stop Nuclear Dumps on the Ottawa River
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, at 12 noon
Sparks St. and Kent St.
“Gather and march to oppose plans to build a giant radioactive waste dump near the Ottawa River – and to bury an old reactor in cement.
Radioactive materials including tritium and plutonium would leak into the Ottawa River, endangering health.
These plans have been hatched by multinational corporations running the Chalk River nuclear laboratories, upstream from Ottawa-Gatineau. But the facilities are owned and paid for by the federal government. Taxpayers are paying over $500 million per year.
This nuclear waste will be hazardous and radioactive for 100,000+ years!
Stay tuned for details of the march route. Come out and stop these unacceptable plans.”
Do you work for an environmental group/organization in Ottawa or Eastern Ontario? Don’t miss this fall’s networking session with Sustainable Eastern Ontario / NCENN. Friday Oct 26 from 10am to noon. More info & register: www.NCENN.ca
Ecology Ottawa’s annual Eco Gala & Dinner, Thursday October 11 at 6pm. Don’t miss this annual gathering of Ottawa’s environmental community!
How to help: “If you’ve been affected by the tornadoes that struck our region, or if you want to help, CBC Ottawa has created a spot to connect. The “Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Community Connector” Facebook group is a place for anyone to share their ideas to help people without power or looking for shelter and supplies”: Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado Connector page