Canada’s climate policy is the worst in the developed world, according to a recent report, and Canadians are losing faith in their leaders’ ability to effect any meaningful change. So let’s show that there are folks in Ottawa working to make sustainability a priority in our community and our country.
Wikipedia provides this list of environmental organizations based in Canada. Scroll over the BLOGROLL titles for a wide variety of local organizations dedicated to economic and environmental sustainability, and get involved as a donor or volunteer. The Slow Ottawa sections on cycling and walking include many links to local advocacy groups. Check for resources and events on the city’s Neighbourhood Programs & Events web page. Contact your local official to express concern about climate change and other issues, as recommended by Charles Hodgson on this how-to page from Ecology Ottawa. And if you haven’t done so, please be sure to sign Ecology Ottawa’s Complete Streets Petition by clicking on the banner below. (Tweet it here.)
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