International Day of Peace 2019

PEACE DAY 2019 OTTAWA

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-day-2019-big-sit-big-stand-tickets-67…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Peace

The Bicycle Ball

Low-Carbon Fancy for the Sustainable Socialite

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?

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Ottawa Energy Summit 2019

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!

Ottawa Energy Summit 2019We 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

Register: https://ecologyottawa.ca/2019/05/27/strategy-summit-ottawa-energy-collective-impact/

Green buildnig jobs: https://GoodWork.ca/GreenBuilding

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)

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/

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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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”