Transition Ottawa

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Gabriel Thibault
  • Male
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Canada

Gabriel Thibault's Friends

  • Michelle Osborne
  • Andrea Flowers
  • Elizabeth Cliffen
  • Tom Levy
  • Katherine OJ
  • Gabriela
  • Pamela Scaiff
  • Paula Claudino
  • Caelan MacIntyre
  • Isa L-Morin
  • Amber Rose Hacker
  • Julie Hong
  • Katherine Forster
  • David Shackleton
  • Rebecca Aird

Gabriel Thibault's Groups

Gabriel Thibault's Discussions

An Obituary You Really Must Read
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Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Forster Dec 11, 2010.

Alfalfa Seeds
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Hello do-it-yourselfers. I have recently learned how to grow alfalfa sprouts using mason jars. In order to be fully self-sufficient in my alfalfa growing operation I would like to know how to collect…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Transition Ottawa (/jd) Aug 13, 2010.

Adopting a Park or Roadway?
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Hello folks,      Here is an idea to create opportunities for us to meet and to bring exposure to our group and cause. What about we contemplate adopting a high-profile park or roadway through the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Shackleton May 25, 2010.

How to Effect Change
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Howdy folks,      Like most of you I'm sure, our knowledge of the state of the environment has directly translated into action. We know that greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change, that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Forster Jun 21, 2012.


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Profile Information

What attracted you to become a member?
To be part of an active group of enthusiastic people striving to make the world a better place. Think global, act local.
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Blackburn Hamlet
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, Greening Ottawa, Joyous simple living
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Environmental engineering (particular focus in wastewater treatment and stormwater management), home energy power down, basic gardening.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
I would like Ottawa neighborhood hubs connected by enchanting walking trails, Ottawa backyards lush with vegetable and flower gardens and rich in biodiversity, roofs not gray but rather green, lawns converted to naturalized gardens or mowed quietly using reel mowers, rainwater captured using rain barrels for use both indoors and outdoors and domestic organic waste either composted at home or placed in the green bin. I would like people to re-connect with their neighbors in sharing tools, food, skills and create friendships.
What part would you like to contribute to this?
Adopting city parks to act as a place for group members to meet and share skills. Ideally, in consultation with the City of Ottawa we could do some landscaping work in the parks to add edible and native plants. I'm also interested in creating a "Sustainable Living Blackburn Hamlet" type group.

Gabriel Thibault's Blog

Weekly Transition Ottawa Demonstration?

Hello fellow transitioners,


It is easy to get discouraged these days by reading the news. But this is exactly when we need to be most active! As people witness the failing of our society's systems, we need to clearly remind people that we are heading in the wrong direction and present the other options. Otherwise, confused people will try to keep pushing in the same direction by bailing out more companies, invading more resource-rich countries, taking on more debt…


Posted on March 31, 2011 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Little City Farm in Kitchener

Hello transitioners. My good friend Gabriela informed me about the Little City Farm in Kitchener. If anyone is in the area, it would certainly be a great place to stay and visit. From their website:

We are an urban homesteading family trying to live sustainably in the city. In the spirit of modern pioneering, we aim to provide many of our basic needs (food,…


Posted on August 8, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Never give in

It is easy to get discouraged watching/reading the news these days. We may lose hope and feel that our individual actions do not matter. But we cannot give up. I believe that with every new environmental/social/economic disaster news story, more people get to realize we are going in the wrong direction. Here is an analogy by Mike Nickerson:

It is the analogy of the caterpillar. From birth it grows exponentially until it considers that it has grown enough and reaches adulthood…


Posted on July 22, 2010 at 5:06pm

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At 1:15pm on April 12, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.

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At 8:01pm on September 12, 2010, Caelan MacIntyre said…
Welcome to Transactions, Gabriel!
At 6:39pm on August 18, 2010, Janina Hojczyk said…
I just bought a roll of white paper and coloured markers :)
At 2:24pm on March 21, 2010, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Welcome aboard Gabriel! Glad to have you with us. / jd

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