"Balaclava fits the Hollywood version of the 'picture perfect' ghost town; a row of ramshackle buildings with sagging roofs, huddled along a narrow road, while doors and windows creak in the wind. The only thing missing are the tumbleweeds rolling down the middle of the road. The remains of Balaclava also include an impressive old water powered sawmill, one of the last to operate in Ontario. If you look closely, you can still see pieces of machinery…Continue
Added by Caelan MacIntyre on March 9, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments
The No Plastic Project’s latest blog discusses human health risks from chemicals leaching out of Food Contact Materials (that’s packaging, for the rest of us). Read the post, browse our blog, and please pass it on!
Added by Melissa MacLean on February 20, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Announcing a proposal for a trip to Balaclava, Ontario for sometime this summer (2014) in the interest of investigating the possibility/feasibility of creating a permanent settlement there. If you might be interested or are just curious, please feel free to drop me a line.
For those who know of the formative Lanark ecovillage, Balaclava looks reasonably close.
At the very least, it might make a fun trip.…
Added by Caelan MacIntyre on January 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by christopher tidman on January 6, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments
Plastic gift cards are no gift to the environment, according to the latest No Plastic Project post. As the moment for last-minute gift-buying panic approaches, remind yourself why, and read about other options.
Added by Melissa MacLean on December 20, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments
Rockcliffe Lands (future name to be determined) is a very unique urban property situated along some major green corridors and hopefully CLC and the developers can see this opportunity and will want to take advantage of it. At one point during the mid-2000's redevelopment, the thought was to make this…Continue
Added by Katherine Forster on November 13, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
There’s plastic everywhere, even in things we take for granted. Here’s an idea about how to manage a plastic problem that recurs each November.
Reach For The Dead (from the album, 'Tomorrow's Harvest', by Boards of Canada)
Balding Generation: (Losing Hair As We Lose Hope) (from the album, 'Dying In Time', by port-royal)
Full Moon (from the album, 'The Smallest…Continue
Added by Caelan MacIntyre on October 7, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Today is THE DAY! ☺
We just launched our CROWD FUNDING campaign – The Eco Revolution! http://igg.me/at/greenoffon/x/2955215
It would be absolutely amazing if you could SPREAD the WORD or SUPPORT us! We’re giving away PRESENT for every amount you donate – check out our VIDEO, DESCRIPTION, and PERKS (AKA PRESENTS)!!!
Any help is much valued…Continue
"A Conversation with Rob Hopkins: Rob Hopkins Spreading, Deepening, and Emerging Directions of the Transition Movement" - Thursday, March 21, 10:00 to 11:30am Pacific - Sign up here for the free tele-seminar: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/2VX8Z4HHG1E1J7O
Whether you are new to Transition or deeply rooted in the movement, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear…Continue
Added by Corrie Rabbe on March 19, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
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“Despite being an important crude oil producer, Canada still has to import more than 40 per cent of the oil it consumes,” said Mr. St-Arnaud, citing a pipeline network that moves crude from the West to the U.S. Midwest, but not to eastern Canada.
“Most of the imported oil comes from OPEC countries or the North Sea, which is priced using the Brent benchmark,” the analyst said in his report, titled “When oil turns against you.”
“Hence, each time the spread between WCS…
Added by Ron Rancourt on December 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.
We received this from the City of Ottawa today and are passing it along . . . / jd
The City of Ottawa is pleased to announce the launch of the Neighbourhood Connection Office. La Ville d’Ottawa a le plaisir d’annoncer la création du Bureau des relations avec les quartiers.
You can help us spread the word on this new initiative by including the message…
Added by Transition Ottawa (/jd) on September 28, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments
Mark your Calendars!…
I have heard that this City of Ottawa branch has been cut or severely downsized:
Environmental Services Dept.
Environmental Sustainability Branch
Air, Energy & Corp Policy
Wouldn’t you say this sounds crazy? Do you think Transition Ottawa could write the Mayor as a group?
Thank you. Heather Farrow
Please write letters to your counselors and the mayor. I've been trying, also, to get the CBC to do a story about…
Added by Heather Farrow on September 12, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Have a desire to advance sustainability, community resiliency, and social well-being in Ottawa?…
Added by Corrie Rabbe on September 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
In the foothills of Mount Telaithrion on the Greek island of Evia, Mr Sianos and three other like-minded Athenians set up an eco-community.
The idea was to live in an entirely sustainable way, free from the ties of money and cut off from the national electricity grid.
Added by Katherine Forster on August 20, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments
You have to register but no pmt info is required to download the 380+ page "Facilitator's Handbook for Permaculture". 20+ other related free eBooks as well - http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/ebooks/free-ebooks.html
Added by Ron Rancourt on August 19, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments
Coursera* has announced an 8-week online course on sustainability, offered by the University of Illinois, which may be of interest to Transition Ottawa members. Next session begins August 27.
Details and sign-up:
* An organization that offers free online university-level courses from major universities
Added by Transition Ottawa (/jd) on August 14, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments