Protecting Wild Bees: Workshop and Film
Wed Jul 13, 2016, Ottawa, ON (and Sunday too)
Join Friends of the Earth Canada at Fletcher Wildlife Garden at 7-8PM on Wednesday, July 13th and 9-11AM on Sunday, July 17 to learn how to protect native and wild bees. Includes a showing of a new documentary film (A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee) and a tutorial on how to participate in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count. On Sunday, we will be going out into the garden to practice taking photos of and identifying bees. Everyone is welcome! http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher/
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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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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
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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Prevent Thousands of Bird Fatalities: Join the Call for Bird Friendly Guidelines in Ottawa: petition www.GoodWork.ca/900133
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
Are you hiring environmental staff, managers, board members or volunteers?
Or are you seeking meaningful, environmentally friendly employment?
Either way, GoodWork can help. GoodWork helps environmental groups, projects and green businesses find the people they need. Now they’re launching a new, totally revamped site, GoodWork.ca.
GoodWork has been a hub for environmental and conservation jobs since 2001, with over 12,000 postings to date. Please help spread the word about this valuable resource for the environmental community!
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
Ottawa is a mecca for enjoying nature and outdoor activities. Three rivers, the Ottawa River, Gatineau River, Rideau River and Rideau Canal are great for canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming.
Canoes can be rented or purchased at stores such as MEC, Paddle Shack or other local outfitters (2). Or join a local outdoors club (2) and go hiking, skiing or canoeing with them. If you’re a beginner, the Ottawa River Canoe Club offers a one-day course, Recreational Canoeing Basics; Paddlesport will also be offering lessons in 2013, as well as the Ottawa Canoe Camping Club.
You can also walk, hike or bike along any of these rivers: see the Rideau Trail Association, Ottawa Capital Pathway and the village of Wakefield, Quebec, which is on the banks of the Gatineau River about 30 minutes north of Ottawa.
Please leave no trace while walking, canoeing or camping. And if you’d like to help protect these great rivers, check out these local organizations: Ottawa Riverkeeper, Save the Gatineau, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Algonquin to Adirondacks and other local groups.
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