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”

Get active, not radioactive!

concerned-citizens-nuclear-waste-protestStop 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.”

For more info or to support this initiative: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/991702397704994/
https://concernedcitizens.net/

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