Written by Denise Deby.

Early spring cycling photo by Peter Blanchard http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterblanchard/ (Flickr Creative Commons)

Early spring cycling photo by Peter Blanchard http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterblanchard/ (Flickr Creative Commons)

Three environment-related events coming up this weekend have already sold out—a sure sign that people are looking for ways to get involved in making Ottawa more sustainable. I’m posting them here in case you’d like more information:

  • The City of Ottawa is holding a Greenhouse Gas Roundtable on Saturday, March 23, 2013. It’s a long-awaited event, and sold out within a few days of being announced. The aim is to identify how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced in the city, and encourage the city to update its Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan that expired last year. If you didn’t register but are interested in what happens, follow @ecologyottawa or #ottghg on Twitter (you don’t have to be signed up to Twitter—just search online for “#ottghg on Twitter”), or check Ecology Ottawa’s website after the event.
  • The Spring Bike Ottawa event run by Citizens for Safe Cycling last year is back on March 23, 2013, due to popular demand, with updates on cycling initiatives in the city. I expect Citizens for Safe Cycling will report on the event on their website, so check it out to find out what’s new.
  • If you’re interested in living more sustainably, you might want to check out Permaculture Ottawa, a group that looks for ways that people can live in accordance with natural ecosystems. Their Eastern Ontario Permaculture Convergence 2013 this Saturday is sold out, but you can have a look at their website or contact them to find out what’s happening with the permaculture movement in the region.

If you attend any of these events and want to drop us a line to let us know how it went, please do so!

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