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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, Solar/wind energy, Community building, Joyous simple living
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Graphic design, web design, writing.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
A sustainable city. A halt to sprawl. More reliable public transit. People growing food on their lawns and rooftops!
What part would you like to contribute to this?
Not sure, keep me posted?
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
Help with social media and graphic initiatives. Help get the word out in any way I can.

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At 10:53pm on March 12, 2010, Kaia Nightingale said…
re Powerdown and food: Rockcliffe has interesting possibilities, first in having more garden space for vegetable growing, the possibility of replacing ornamental trees with fruit and nut trees, and possibly tapping more maple trees.

I've often wondered if a geothermal installation could be installed in the common corner of four back gardens, providing cheaper house warming than four separate installations would allow.

Your social media and graphic skills sound great. The first stages of transitioning involve raising awareness. At this point people are pretty much aware of climate change, dimly aware (still contesting) peak oil, but the solutions are rarely on people's horizon - home power down, moving to local resources, changing transport modes. We have power point slides if you would like audio visuals to give a talk in your neighbourhood, and are collecting various films and DVDs which we hope will soon have a library for members to borrow these films to show others.
Some of the best awareness raising starts by chatting over a garden fence, or inviting neighbours for a drink.

At 11:05pm on March 8, 2010, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Welcome aboard, Darcy. Glad to have you with us. / jd

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