Author Archives: Charles Hodgson

April 16 Climate Vote at City Hall

Councillor Shawn Menard plans to bring a motion at Environment Committee on April 16 that would declare a climate emergency in a similar way to Gatineau, Kingston and numerous other cities.

I join Ecology Ottawa in urging citizens to tell their city councillors and the mayor that they support such a declaration.

For more info see Ecology Ottawa’s web page where there’s also info on a rally at city hall on the morning of the vote. I plan to be there.

Charles Hodgson

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Making Cities Environmentally Sustainable – An Exciting Evening

The Deputy Mayor of Vancouver Andrea Reimer came to town Sept 16 and wowed a 350 strong audience at city hall with the why and how of becoming the greenest city on earth. Vancouver city council has worked on this … Continue reading

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City Budget Fails on Promised Climate Action

The City budget 2015 goes to full City Council on March 11. Last spring City Council approved its 2014 Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan which promised many initiatives including five specifically for inclusion in the 2015 budget. A number … Continue reading

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Health event at U of Ottawa

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Titled Sick of Climate Change? Local Health Impacts in a Warming World Ecology Ottawa and the U of O Centre on Governance is organizing a panel discussion with experts from Ottawa’s local health community plus speakers of international stature. At issue … Continue reading

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Pipeline Wine & Cheese January 20 2014

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Are you concerned about the planned tar sands oil pipeline that would run inside Ottawa city limits and cross the Rideau River? If so YOU’RE INVITED to a friendly social event Jwhere our elected officials from all three levels of … Continue reading

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City of Ottawa Greenhouse Gas Roundtable

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On March 23rd the City invites you to participate in a roundtable to consider the future of the city’s approach to addressing climate change. To register you need to email enviromarch23@ottawa.ca before March 20th. Here’s the invite sent out by the … Continue reading

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Ecology Ottawa Annual Dinner October 24 has a Business Focus

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From Ecology Ottawa: Buy your Annual Dinner tickets here What better way to show your support for Ecology Ottawa than tucking into a mouthwateringly fabulous four-course meal, created by inspirational chef Murray Wilson of the Courtyard Restaurant for the 6th … Continue reading