International Day of Peace 2019


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.…

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…

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: . 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.

Ottawa outdoors in summer, naturally!

Want to get outdoors in nature in the Ottawa area this summer? Meet other nature-inspired people? Here’s a few places to start.

Outdoor activities & events: Ottawa outdoor clubs & activities (scroll down to see the list) | Meetups | MEC Ottawa Event Calendar — hiking, biking, sailing, skiing, you name it

Camping near Ottawa: Gatineau Park | Quebec Parks | Ontario Parks | and yes, there’s more, but only for those who want to leave no trace (2)

Stay in town: Rent a bike and explore (more) | Ottawa walking toursNative plant gardensOttawa parks & nature (more) | More Outdoor Activities in Ottawa | Volunteer in Ottawa

Protecting Wild Bees: Workshop and Film

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!


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Break free from fossil fuels

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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