Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Downside to Vineyards in Ottawa

On December 18 City Councillor Scott Moffatt attended a Christmas party at Jabulani winery and learned that over the next 5-10 years, there could be as many as 5 vineyards in the area. He then tweeted that this would be … Continue reading

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[Action] Sustainability Lens

Action: Tell your councillor you want a meaningful “Sustainability Lens.” On October 12, 2011 a motion was carried by Ottawa City Council to include a section called “Accessibility Impacts” in staff reports. The idea is that city staff be sure … Continue reading

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Professional Engineers Call for Building Code Enhancements

In November the Ottawa Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario held a second workshop on sustainability; this one attended by 125 people. I was impressed not only by the number of people in attendance, but

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Greenspace Alliance Adopts Resolution on Climate Change

The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital works to conserve public and private greenspace including waterways and wetlands and including natural and landscaped places deemed significant by a community. At their meeting of November 21, 2011 they responded by a request … Continue reading

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Third Talk Given

Last Saturday I presented to a group of 10 people about the reality and urgency of climate change, and particularly about the opportunities we have personally to make a difference in resolving this most pressing of issues. The positive message … Continue reading

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