Doughnut Economics, a concept originated by Kate Raworth, consists of two concentric rings: a social foundation to ensure that no one is missing out on life’s essentials, and an ecological ceiling ensuring we protect the Earth. These concentric rings form the doughnut – a space where humanity can thrive. While drawn at a global scale, cities are downscaling the doughnut to meet their needs.
As Ottawa builds its next Official Plan, Doughnut Economics could lead the way to a thriving city that respects the wellbeing of its people and the planet. Ecology Ottawa and Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) have partnered with many Ottawa organizations, City Councillors and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to host “Can a Doughnut Save Ottawa?” on Wednesday, March 31 from 12pm to 1:30pm. The online event will feature two keynote speakers, Andrew Fanning of Doughnut Economics Action Lab and Jennifer Johana Drouin of the Amsterdam Doughnut Coalition.
We look forward to seeing you there !
Thanks to all our co-sponsors who made this event possible:
Councillors Mathieu Fleury, Shawn Menard, Catherine McKenney, Jeff Leiper, Rawlson King and Theresa Kavanaugh, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa, Glebe Community Association, Lowertown Community Association, Hintonburg Community Association, Manor Park Community Association, Ottawa South Eco-Action Network, Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South, 613 819 Black Hub, Gotta Go! Campaign, Efficiency Canada, College of the Humanities, Carleton University, Greenspace Alliance, Just Food, City for all Women Initiative, Group of 78, Peace and Environment Resource Centre, For Our Kids Ottawa-Gatineau, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa