Transition Ottawa

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Rebecca Aird
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  • Ottawa
  • Canada

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  • Francine Portenier
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  • John
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What attracted you to become a member?
I believe there is a lot of potential in local responses to world-wide sustainability challenges. Tapping this potential requires both long-term planning and immediate and ongoing action to build momentum and understanding. The transition concept offers the potential to work at both ends of the spectrum.
If you are from the Ottawa area, in what neighbourhood area do you live (i.e. Nepean, Centre Town, Glebe, Vanier, etc.)
Old Ottawa East (urban)
Would you like to be part of a transition initiative in your neighbourhood?
What issues are you interested in (Check as many as apply)?
Local food resilience, Solar/wind energy, Community building, Greening Ottawa, Other
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Organizational development, strategic planning, facilitation, partnership building, project management, communication. Throughout my career as a consultant and civil servants, I have worked with stakeholders from virtually all sectors.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
Re-localization (providing for a much more significant proportion of basic needs -- food, energy, building materials etc. -- locally) will help to re-establish a more intimate and diverse set of relationships with earth. This will not only help bring us into better balance environmentally, it will also enrich us socially and culturally. Greater local diversity within a still strongly interconnected world sounds good to me!
What part would you like to contribute to this?
See below.
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
Helping to create and support a network of local-community transition initiatives, similar to SLOE and SLOWest.

Rebecca Aird's Blog

Urban Wild and Urban Edible Landscapes

Thanks to Julie and Katherine for organizing the great tour of Macoun Marsh yesterday (last of this year's  Urban Wild Tours).

Also, check out this absolutely fabulous Ted Talks video about the creation a local edible…


Posted on August 12, 2012 at 2:00pm

Need another reason to question oil addiction? Poison Fire - a documentary on gas flaring in the Niger delta.

This film moved me greatly with the stark images of uncompensated devastation wrought on the land, villages and people of the delta, largely by Shell Oil; and with the intelligent perspectives, authentic reactions and overly-patient activism of local people.

Posted on January 4, 2010 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:02pm on April 12, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

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At 7:15pm on August 16, 2010, Andrea Flowers said…
Sounds very exciting Rebecca. What time is your meeting and where?
I may be able to shift somethings around to attend, otherwise, I head off for a two week vacation shortly, and I will get back in touch after Sept. 7th.
Warm regards,
At 9:47am on March 30, 2010, Francine Portenier said…
I expect to be downtown on April 9th, perhaps we could get together?
At 9:07am on March 29, 2010, Francine Portenier said…
I would like to focus on activities in the Vars area as well as the overall networking of Transition Ottawa.
At 1:42pm on March 26, 2010, Francine Portenier said…
Re Poison Fire,
I haven't watched the video, but we are being poisoned in Alberta and Saskatchewan too with flaring. Fully nine % of Canada's Greenhouse Gas emissions are the result of flaring or what is quaintly called Fugitive Emissions. Essentially, these are pipeline leaks, facility leaks, and purposeful releases of excess gas (flaring) that the petroleum industry has not bothered to fix or prevent. Check out Environment Canada's National GHG Inventory report.

I was the GHG inventory Project Manager one year. It's a very eye-opening experience.
At 11:16am on October 24, 2009, Leonard Poole said…
Rebecca. I noted in the steering committee notes that you plan to arrange a meeting with the Prout Institute for Oct. 28. Is that meeting happening? and if so, would I be able to attend? Thanks,
At 11:28am on September 15, 2009, John said…
thanks for including me :) unfortunately I will be gone between Sept. 17 - Oct 3rd so I won't be able to make it to the meeting :( but I will try to get more familiar with the project and the website and when we get back hopefully we can all meet, learn and grow together!
At 10:09am on September 13, 2009, John said…
hi Rebecca and family, I`m new here and very excited about this. I had no idea such a thing existed in Ottawa... I love this country :)

I was wondering what time the workshop is at?
At 10:28pm on August 11, 2009, Kaia Nightingale said…
Welcome Rebecca, Anthony, Brianna and Rowan!
It's an honour to have such wise and conscious souls with us.
At 2:29pm on August 11, 2009, Rabia Wilcox said…
Hello Rebecca and family

This is wonderful! I so look forward to playing together with you all in raising ourselves and the consciousness of a beautiful city.


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