What you can do
It’s Not Your Fault
It’s hard to know what to do about climate change. Even things we know we should be doing are inconvenient and no one else is doing them anyway.
Most people go with the norm.
But our governments set the ground rules for what the norm should be.
Elected officials have a duty to enact policy that is good for society. Elected officials believe that too. Yet in the face of this enormous problem our elected officials are not being proactive on climate change. Why? Mainly because they don’t believe it will keep them in office.
It is our responsibility to tell them it will; and to vote accordingly.
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Monthly Archives: December 2011
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
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
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
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