Category: TarFree613


5 Most Common Concerns from Recent Climate Townhall

Last nights Ottawa Vanier Town Hall was a fantastic demonstration of grassroots democracy in its rawest form: concerned citizens meeting with their elected officials in order to work towards solutions. Over the course of the evening, two things struck me as interesting:…

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Opposition to Energy East an Easy Decision for Former Calgarian

What is wrong with you people?! – Those were the words immediately out of my step-dad’s mouth as he heard about my exciting new position at Ecology Ottawa. That new position, is replacing my friend Avery Dawes on the Tar Free 613…

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Nepean Climate Town Hall Meeting: Another Step Forward

Last Saturday morning, Nepean Federal MP Chandra Arya hosted a Climate Town Hall meeting to share ideas about what the current government and Canadians can do to reduce and adapt to climate change. The meeting began with a presentation by…

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If New Pipeline Review Is Credible it Will Show There’s No Social License For Energy East and the Pipeline Can’t and Won’t Be Built

For Immediate Release June 16th 2016, Ottawa— With the official review of the Energy East pipeline launching today, a large cross section of community and environmental organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Canadians said if the National Energy Board’s revised…

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Climate Change Consultation Process Coming to Nepean

Make sure to RSVP! The next iteration of the Canada Climate Action consultations in Ottawa will be held in the federal riding of Nepean on 18 June. There, MP Chandra Arya will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts on…

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Kanata-Carleton Climate Change and Defense Consultation This Weekend

  The Canada Climate Action consultation process is coming to Kanata-Carleton on 5 June when MP Karen McCrimmon is hosting a barbeque and town hall. This is the next iteration of a wider consultation process happening across the country. Beginning…

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#CanClimateAction Town Halls Come to Ottawa West-Nepean

The next iteration of the Canada Climate Action consultations will be held in Ottawa West-Nepean on Saturday, 4 June. There, MP Anita Vandenbeld will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts on climate change and how we as a country…

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Urban Green-Space From a Country Kid’s Point of View

I’m a country girl. I was born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and grew up on a solar-powered farm in the midst of Ontarian wilderness. As a kid, I spent entire summers with my brothers getting lost (and found…

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Handing MP Catherine McKenna a letter about climate consultations

An Ecology Ottawa volunteer’s account of organizing Ottawa Centre residents to attend a public “climate consultation” with our MP and Environment an Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna (April 2016).

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Ongoing Climate Consultations in Ottawa an Important Opportunity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial and territorial leaders committed to creating a national climate strategy for Canada. This commitment is enshrined in the March 2016 Vancouver Declaration. Over the next several months, public consultation related to the a national…

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