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?
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!
We 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
“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
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… GoodWork.ca/979615
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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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/
“It is easy sometimes to feel overwhelmed by the gravity of the challenges we face. Issues like climate change, forced migration and the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It’s hard to know how to make a difference.
The secret is not to focus on how to solve the problem, but concentrate on what you can contribute – to your country, your community and neighbours.
Start from a place of compassion and be grateful for all that Canada has to offer – especially the natural beauty that surrounds us, and the music that brings us so much joy.
True change can only come when power is transferred to young people unburdened by cynicism…” – Paul Dewar
The United Nations has made it clear – we now have 11 yearsto 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.
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.”