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Alison Smedley
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What attracted you to become a member?
Pursuing mindful living to the best of my abilities. Interested in participating in the community.
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Centre Town
Would you like to be part of a transition initiative in your neighbourhood?
Depends on what is required
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, Joyous simple living
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Working on my bike maintenance skills. Tentative container gardener. I teach whitewater paddling, which I believe helps people connect with the importance of the outdoors and water.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
- accessible public transit
- bike and pedestrian friendly streets
- food security and sovereignty
- sharing of communal knowledge
- less pollution, more plants
- bottled-water ban
What part would you like to contribute to this?
- cycling advocacy
- supporting local food movements
- sharing gardening/agriculture knowledge
- public education
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
I would like get to the point of contributing to cycling and local food advocacy/education.

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At 11:12am on May 21, 2010, Kaia Nightingale said…
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’d love you 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.
At 10:48pm on March 23, 2010, Kaia Nightingale said…
Welcome aboard, Alison!
I also live in Centretown, am an avid biker and into local food.
I look forward to meeting you. We now have quite a few Centretown members - perhaps we can meet for some visioning some time soon.

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