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.
Like or Follow
Like on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Contact me if you are involved in a group and would like to have me talk about how we in Ottawa can do better.
Think lunch-n-learn, book club, church group, or just friends over coffee.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
It didn’t take long for the Choosing our Future website to be taken down once City Hall decided to disband the Community Sustainability Department. At this time the YouTube and Facebook links are still active though.
More evidence of the City’s lack of commitment to the Choosing Our Future plans. Issued shortly after Wednesday’s Council meeting the City issued a news release which included the following: “With the recent launch of ServiceOttawa, the inclusion of sustainability … Continue reading
As expected Environment Committee of the City of Ottawa “received” the outcome documents of Choosing Our Future yesterday. Hence full City Council will “receive” them today and they’ll become official city documents. The meeting seemed to me simultaneously important and … Continue reading
Action: Tell your Councillor you like what you see coming out of the Choosing Our Future process and that you want to see the plans implemented. Tell the Mayor too. There are a few things wrong with the suite of … Continue reading
On Tuesday February 21 the City of Ottawa Environment Committee will consider almost 300 pages of documents coming out of the Choosing Our Future process begun in 2008. Highlights: The City of Ottawa does not appear with these documents to … Continue reading
Last week there were several media stories about an electric car owner who was having trouble convincing his condo corporation to let him charge his car – even though he was willing to pay. Today CBC did a piece on … Continue reading
Action: Send a note to the NCC’s VP Environment, copying the CEO and Director responsible for Gatineau Park, saying that a Green Transportation Plan that doesn’t account for greenhouse gasses is missing an important element. The NCC is currently running … Continue reading