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Sustainable Community Corporation
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I am presently working on a way to purchase and hold land for the purpose of promoting business that would make Ottawa more sustainable.  We now have crowd source funding with sites such as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by christopher tidman Apr 12, 2014.

To make existing buildings sustainable.
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Add extra insulation where possible.  Rooms that are built over garages or made as overhangs should be outlawed.  Have not seen one yet that is warm because the floor of these rooms is over an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by christopher tidman Feb 26, 2010.

Let's Not Reinvent The Wheel
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We need members to visit other transition sites and relay the ideas that could improve our knowledge base.  Please let me know if it has already been said.  Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Forster May 6, 2010.

Encouraging Change

Ottawa will not function any differently until the buildings are built differently, and that will only happen when the building codes are changed.  Until that happens, we can encourage developers to…Continue

Started Feb 11, 2010


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Profile Information

What attracted you to become a member?
This site is a communication platform for developing a new city.
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)?
P.Adm. Marketing. Electrical/Mechanical, inventing, planning, (but never had the time to learn any of them very well).
How would you like to see Ottawa look and feel in the future?
See blogs at
What part would you like to contribute to this?
Where ever I can help.
If you could create your ideal participation with Transition Ottawa, what would it be?
I will be promoting site to community. I like to think of myself as a team player.

Christopher tidman's Blog

Free Energy

In 1938 a William Skinner built a gravity machine that ran his whole workshop.  There is a you tube video of this machine running. He instals a thread for input drive belt to demonstrate how little energy is required to run it.  It has an output that is 1300 X input, so it would be very simple to drive a generator with this machine and feed some of the output power into the small motor that drives the thing.  This is genius engineering.  There is no reason to believe that it does not work…


Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:51am

'Plan B' - a new concept corporation.

Presently looking for 49 people in the Greater Ottawa Area (GOA) interested in joining an 'iTeam' (there is an 'i' in 'iTeam'). These sustainable business owners will be the directors of a 'for profit' business that will be a 'Habitat for Sustainable Business'. They will be artist or artisan, people who keep bees, supply firewood, run landscape companies or golf courses Each iTeam member will be required to be resident in the GOA and purchase a $1 share. The…


Posted on January 6, 2014 at 8:15pm

Beautiful game's got debt trouble.

This is quoted from Maclaen's magazine.

“The 20 teams in England's Premier League owe a total of $5.2 billion.

UEFA, the controlling body of European soccer, is promoting a 'financial fair play' initiative whereby clubs would only spend what they earn in revenues, or face banishment from

continent-wide tournaments. The idea comes after UEFA analyzed 650

European clubs and found that…


Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:36am — 4 Comments

The World Will Never Run Out of Oil Because......

a long time before that happens, our civilization will collapse and we will lose the capacity to recover crude oil, refine it, transport it, control and protect it, buy it or

burn it. Each step in this journey from earth to the gas tank of

your vehicle has a cost, and these are the costs of our civilization

which have to be recovered from the profits of the oil business. If

those costs can not be controlled, the finished product…


Posted on February 15, 2010 at 6:00pm

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At 1:12pm 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.

Bruno Serra.

At 11:30pm on March 18, 2010, KingofthePaupers said…
"turn all Government Bonds into Government Notes and make interest illegal."
Jct: I can do the same without it sounding dictatorial! Let everyone open an interest-free account at the Bank of Canada, cut checks to pay off all interest-bearing debts and mortgages, and after that, all payments go against principal in cash or in time. No need to order change and ban interest, just offer the interest-
free alternative.

" The transition would be treating everyone equally. It would Nationalize all banks and turn all bankers into Government employees.
Jct: And make banking a public service.
At 11:49pm on February 15, 2010, Patricia Grönblad said…
Great conclusions about the oil and the soon coming crisis!

I remember being in London in 1973-4 when the oil crisis hit England...I get astonished being Colombian witnessing people here in Sweden wasting energy the way they was different in seems as Germans are more aware of the oil prices!
At 1:33pm on February 10, 2010, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Welcome aboard, Chrostopher! Glad to have you with us. / jd
At 1:17pm on February 10, 2010, Transition Ottawa (/jd) said…
Many thanks, Christopher! / jd

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