My desire to be part of a solution, building sustainable and resilient urban areas.
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Would you like to be part of a transition initiative in your neighbourhood?
What issues are you interested in (Check as many as apply)?
Home energy power down, Local food resilience, Alternative vehicles, Solar/wind energy, Community building, Greening Ottawa, Public transport, Other
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Professional Engineer, M.Eng. (Environmental - GHG emissions in municipal solid waste), M.Sc. (Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability - project on selling sustainability to municipal decision makers through the seven forms of community capital), policy analysis for climate change, delegate to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gas measurement and reporting.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
I want it to be a place where people do not have to rely on imported resources (esp. food and fuel), but instead choose to use them if they want to, and if they have lower carbon footprints than local resources.
What part would you like to contribute to this?
I am most capable at trying to envision means of reducing energy demand in urban areas, and meeting that demand as sustainably as possible.
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
Engaged either through consultancy or through acting internally within the city. I'd like to be either a planner for the process, or engaged with specific, technical projects, leading up to a more leadership-oriented position.
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Invitation to First Gathering of "Sustainable Living Ottawa Centretown" Community
I see you live in Centretown and are interested in creating neighbourhood. We’re getting together!
I hope you are free to join us for a relaxed around the table conversation to share your vision of sustainable living, ignite the passion you bring to transform this dynamic community into the reality you most desire, and explore simple next steps you could take on your own or with others to get started.
Monday, May 31, 2010
7:00-9:00 p.m. (arrive after 6:45pm with a prompt start at 7:00 p.m.)
Contact Kaia Nightingale to confirm your participation and to get the location details.
Please let me know that you are interested even if you can't come - I'll know to contact you again.
You have some great skills - I'm thrilled to have you with us, especially since you live in Centretown. I also live here, and I think we have enough people to get a local group going to do a bit of brain storming together.
I'll keep you posted.