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Amber Westfall
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  • Ottawa, Ontario
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricia Enns Dec 13, 2012.

 

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What attracted you to become a member?
Community resiliency!
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Alta Vista- Applewood Acres
Would you like to be part of a transition initiative in your neighbourhood?
Yes
What issues are you interested in (Check as many as apply)?
Home energy power down, Local food resilience, Community building, Joyous simple living, Other
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Administrative, office manage-y type stuff like scheduling, meetings, bookkeeping etc
Yoga instructress
Caregiver
Pot lucker
Fermenter, canner, solar cooker
Beginner gardener, wild forager, herbwyfe
Crocheter, mender
Blogger
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
Exactly the way it is, minus the excessive fossil fuel dependence and the disconnection between others that results.
What part would you like to contribute to this?
Mad skillz sharing, community building, friendship
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
The above.

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Stoneleigh speaks at the Transition Network Conference 2010

Advertised at the conference as:



"Peak Oil and the collapse of global Ponzi finance are a “perfect storm” of converging phenomena that threaten to sink our age of prosperity

through wealth destruction, social discontent, and global conflict.

Nicole will describe how our current financial system is an

unsustainable credit bubble grounded in “Ponzi dynamics,” or the logic

of the pyramid scheme. She warns that most people are…
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Posted on June 14, 2010 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

I Heart Hank and Vera Jones.





If you live in the Ottawa area you may have heard of Hank and Vera Jones. They were in the news last summer. The couple have turned most of their half acre yard around their Constance Bay home into a pollinator garden.



Where Hank and Vera see a beautiful and natural habitat, filled with native flowers and… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 1:59pm

Online consultation on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labelling requirement



Check this out.

"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is now holding an online consumer consultation on "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" labeling requirements. The consultation will be available until May 16, 2010.



The consultation will be looking at specific guideline details, including exemptions for certain ingredients that are difficult to find in Canada, such as sugar. To… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 12:20pm

The Personal vs the Political- Why Sharon Astyk isn't Bright Green and Alex Steffen Thinks We Should Be Faster, Bigger and More Complex

I read two very interesting articles today. One by Alex Steffen of World Changing, the other a response to Steffen written by Sharon Astyk of Casaubon's Book.



Both are well written, thought provoking and provide two very different approaches to resiliency and sustainability.



They are well worth the read!



You can find Alex's article
here.… Continue

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Pantry Love

I desperately needed more pantry space, and my boss who is preparing to downsize to a smaller home, had two shelving units to get rid of. Thus the Unstuffed Pantry has come to be!



I'm ridiculously happy about the whole thing and after I had filled and artfully arranged the shelves the other night, I spent a long time just sitting and looking at this new edition to my… Continue

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:46pm on August 6, 2010, Elizabeth Cliffen said…
Wait for me to place your order maybe? We might be able to split on some things.....
At 12:10pm on April 11, 2010, Guy Souliere said…
Hi Amber
Great to meet you yesterday at the awakening the dreamer symposium , real interested in the repair center you talked about as you see on my profile i'm Mr fix it i'm a technician by trade and would love to give back what i know .
At 4:28pm on February 26, 2010, Steve Fick said…
Whoops. I was going to trash your email, thinking it was spam, but a little transition birdie told me to check it out.

Thanks, I will definitely look at the link. And maybe I will contact a couple of organization, such as the David Suzuki Foundation, to see if there are already any initiatives afoot around standard size and shape reusable containers. If I find out anything, I will let you know.

Steve
 
 
 

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