Written by Denise Deby.

Christmas Candle Lights by Dave Patrick on Flickr Creative Commons

Photo by Dave Patrick on Flickr (Creative Commons)

December’s a great month for getting to know the city’s environmental groups and the people behind them. Many have seasonal get-togethers—and what better place than a relaxed, convivial setting to meet others, find out more and get involved?

The Sustainable Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is a group of businesses in Ottawa and Gatineau working toward sustainable practices and a resilient economy. It’s holding one of its regular networking pub nights, called “SEA and Be SEEN,” on Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Brasseurs du Temps, 170 Rue Montcalm in Gatineau.

Meet Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable (FTOÉ) volunteers at Shop and Share at Ten Thousand Villages on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 5-9 p.m. There’ll be music, food samples and shopping, with a portion of proceeds supporting FTOÉ. You can drop by either of Ten Thousand Villages’ locations, 371 Richmond Road or 1174 Bank Street.

Transition Ottawa is hosting a Community Pubnight on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Lieutenant’s Pump, 361 Elgin St. Members of Transition Ottawa, Permaculture Ottawa, the Ottawa Community Currency Network, and Resilient Kitchen will be there, so expect some creative and lively discussions.

Also on Thursday, Dec. 13, Sustainable Living Ottawa West (SLOWest) is holding its Winter Solstice Gathering at RightBike Headquarters, 1A McCormick St. from 7-9 p.m. They’re offering good company as well as a potluck (finger foods) and beverages.

Green Drinks Ottawa is a monthly event that brings together people interested in the environment. The next one is Thursday, Dec. 13 after 5:30 at the Fox and Feather Pub, 283 Elgin St.

Please add a comment if you know of other events!

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