Transition Ottawa

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February 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Austerity For Oil (Or Not)?

Maybe it's just me, but it appears that, around the world, governments are increasingly reallocating money (sometimes in curious ways, i.e., pre-emptively? Well maybe not pre-emptively, since protests have begun.) from wherever and whatever programmes (Tuition?…


Added by Caelan MacIntyre on February 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

SLOE Sponsors Two Permaculture Courses in Ottawa

We're excited to announce that the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario, in collaboration with Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE), will host an introductory course and an 84-hour "Permaculture Design Course" in Ottawa in 2011.  Applying the permaculture ethic of people care, we're doing our best to make both courses accessible to a wider audience…


Added by Bonita Ford on February 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Podcast

I've started a new Podcast recently, which I hope to release on a weekly basis. Many of the ideas would be friendly to people here and I've actually intereviewed people I've met through TO. Just uploaded the 3rd episode with Keith Shackleton.

Added by Mark Aaftink on February 11, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

crash course

I invite others to listen to


This puts a simple explanation to how we got here and where we are headed.

Added by Lee and Tania on February 11, 2011 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Alta Vista extension

Here is the text of a letter I sent to Mayor Jim Watson:



You may recall that we met around June, when you were running for election. I am a member of Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE), and Transition Ottawa. My purpose in asking to meet with you was to alert you to our concern about the drastic changes that will come with increasing impacts of global warming and…


Added by Keith Shackleton on February 10, 2011 at 10:28am — 2 Comments


There is almost universal agreement on two characteristics of the Golden Age: Life will be in total harmony with all of Nature and all people on Earth will be filled with Love. So while my yoga practice was slowly deepening my understanding of Love, I felt I needed something else to deepen my understanding of Nature. I began digging into the idea of living life in harmony with Nature and soon discovered the…


Added by Manoj Prasad on February 7, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Participate! Study on the attitudes toward the environmental cause

Hi everyone!

I need your help. I am a Ph.D student in social/environmental psychology in the Research Laboratory on Social Behavior (RLSB), at the Université du Québec à Montréal. I am looking for volunteers to participate to my short study on the attitudes toward the environmental cause. If you care about the environment and are involved toward the environmental cause, you can participate!

The survey is available online and takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Three…


Added by Anne-Sophie Gousse-Lessard on February 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Transition Ottawa - Available Space at St. Luke's Anglican Church for Events/Meetings!


We have been in contact with St. Luke's Anglican Church, and are pleased to report that we may have use of their basement meeting room, which also contains a commercial kitchen.  The space could be available for meetings, talks, events, and/or workshops. We are meeting with Gregor Sneddon, the minister at St. Luke's, this month, and he has asked us to submit a proposal outlining how we envision our use of the space, the…


Added by Julie Hong on February 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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