Transition Ottawa

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Tess Frost
  • Female
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada

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  • Wendolyn Nicholds
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  • Heather Hamilton

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Arts and crafts network
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Part of being self-reliant is know-how - knowing how to make things for yourself. Knitting, sewing, woodwork, soap-making, cooking, crochet, weaving, spinning and so on and so forth. I would love to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Francis Fuller Jun 17, 2013.

Transition schools?
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Ok, aside from greening current schools, I would love to start a Transition school, and this is somewhat how I see it:I would like to start an alternate school within the board so that it stays in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tess Frost Jun 8, 2013.

Greening of school grounds and other facilities
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I have just come up with an idea. I tend to jump in with all 4 feet, and then wonder what the heck I have got myself into, but I feel that if I get enough people who are the same to start working on…Continue

Tags: sharing, skill, volunteering, improvements, community

Started this discussion. Last reply by Transition Ottawa (/jd) Aug 9, 2010.


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Profile Information

What attracted you to become a member?
the chance to do more about moving our cultures to a greener mindset and practice
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, Alternative vehicles, Solar/wind energy, Community building, Greening Ottawa, Public transport, Joyous simple living, Other
What are your skills (Professional and amateur)?
Capable in many crafts (art, bookbinding, beading, stained glass, print making, paper making, sewing, knitting, crochet, netting, paper marbleising etc) technical drawing, capable writer, proof-reader, problem solving, computer graphics (illustrator, photoshop, archicad, vectorworks) draftsperson (mainly vectorworks, archicad), document layout, report preparation and presentation, some degree of organisational skills, database construction in Filemaker Pro (basic level) and maintenance.
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
Unpolluted, green design (eg green roofs, earth-sheltered houses, porous surfaces, geothermal heating, natural poer generation, natural swimming pools, extensive public transit, local organic food production, no pesticides allowed, more progressive schools with ecology and community responsibility as the core subjects, algae (convertable to biofuel) and wetland with fishfarming sewer and wastewater processes, ) lots of green space, severly restricted gas vehicle, exhaust quatlity standards for all vehicles inc trucks etc, better recycling and especially reuse standards and practice and other things that I can't think of right now.
What part would you like to contribute to this?
Anything that would fit my skills. I need, for family financial status reasons, to earn a minimum of $2200/month net and have the time to spend cooking and some time with my family, but beyond that I like variety, and am passionate about this cause and want very much to DO something!
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
Think tank, research, organisation, and things involving bdesign principles and problem solving (ie and some artistic creation, possibly education as well. Preferably as a 7hr/day job earning about what I need. I lke being hands on and I like working in a team particularly, I hate micromanaging preferring to have people think things through themselves, I like other people's ideas, and try to keep an open mind about things. Can do some volunteer work, and would be happy to to be involved.

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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.

Have a nice day.

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At 7:48am on October 3, 2011, Heather Hamilton said…

Hi Tess,


I can try to help with waste management, but it isn't my forte.  I have learned a lot through the research for my project, but haven't consolidated it yet.



At 3:58pm on June 14, 2010, Wendolyn Nicholds said…
Hi Tess
I would like to be able to communicate with the members in our group.
I need some reskilling to get around this site
I met some interesting people on the weekend that were in Transition Towns
Peterborough and Cobourg.
Great weekend
Two things I learned 1. there are Advocates and Participants
They have a book on Transitioning and a Magazine things are hopping
At 1:29am on June 12, 2010, Wendolyn Nicholds said…
Hi we had a nice dinner tonight and off early for the activities at the residence at Woodroofe Algonquin if you manage to get away tomorrow.
nice to meet you. Chris Bradshaw was speaking on exactly what you were saying with all the student furniture throw away each term a gold mine.
At 6:01pm on April 10, 2010, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Welcome aboard, Tess. Glad to have you with us! / jd

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