Transition Ottawa

Building Community Resilience Through Action

Peter Blanchard
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada
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What attracted you to become a member?
Sustainability through action.
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Hintonburg
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, Reskilling, Joyous simple living, Other
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
I'm the founder and coordinator of GoodWork.ca and FoodWork.ca. GoodWork is a green job and volunteer board for positions in environment, conservation and sustainability. Similarly, FoodWork posts jobs and volunteer positions related to local food, food security, sustainable agriculture, etc.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
Many more people *doing* sustainability, not just talking about it and waiting for someone else to do something...
What part would you like to contribute to this?
My main role for now is operating GoodWork and FoodWork. We invite the community to make the most of these resources.
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
You can post jobs, internships, board positions, volunteer positions, etc. on our sites, as long as they're related to environment/ conservation/ sustainability/ etc. Our staff will assist you with this process, helping you find great people for the role. We're here for the environment first -- you can post whether or not you're able to pay for our service.

Local food Jobs

Want to get involved in local food?  Need help with your food project or group? FoodWork is launching — local, sustainable food jobs board.  If you have any volunteer positions, board opportunities or job postings, please post them at FoodWork.ca. (It's a project of GoodWork.ca, supporting  green & sustainable jobs since 2001). Please check us out and let me know if you have any questions.

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At 9:35am on October 24, 2010, Anik Lauziere said…
Hi Peter! Not sure if you remember me but I held up a banner with you for a few hours on Parl Hill. :) I've joinned the EO Outreach team thanks to GoodWorkCanada. I'm now enjoying living as opposed to surviving in my old corporate job.... So I owe you some thanks. Hope to see you around soon.
At 10:37pm on February 11, 2010, Keith Shackleton said…
Hi Peter:

I do remember you well. I hope we will connect. Thanks for contacting me.

Keith
At 1:55pm on November 26, 2009, Keith Shackleton said…
Hi Peter, Welcome aboard. You have been making a great contribution to the things we're concerned about, for quite some time. Hope we'll be in touch more.

Keith
At 11:05pm on October 23, 2009, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Welcome aboard. Peter! / jd
ps. By the way, you are our 100th member!
 
 
 

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