Launched in October 2013, Slow Ottawa has two main aims.
The first aim is to provide people in Ottawa with some fairly up-to-date guidance to living in a financially, socially and ecologically sustainable way. That’s all in place on the home page of this website, which I occasionally update, and which generally gets some 75 to 100 hits a day at time of writing (Sept 2015).
The second (and probably more important) aim of Slow Ottawa is to reach a global audience with ideas for making our cities more liveable. As someone who’s allergic to FaceBook I’ve found Twitter and Pinterest to be especially effective tools in this broader advocacy effort. Twitter has the distinct advantage of being conversational: it’s a global salon in which you can exchange quips with all kinds of intelligent, informed, witty people, with little pressure to ‘friend’ anyone you don’t want to follow. Pinterest, which I rashly touted as an ideal “tool for urban advocacy” shortly after adopting it, has proven to be just that. So I encourage you to browse the Twitter feed and Pinterest boards, and to support this enterprise if you like what you see.
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