Earth Day Season Events in Ottawa, 2008

A few people have sent me press releases about Earth Day events in Ottawa and I promised to pass the information along, so here goes:

  • April 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm, Dancing the Earth for Earthday, the premiere of the Buddha and the Tree of Life, a dance performance by Anjali at Arts Court.
  • April 19, 10 am to 4 pm, The EcoStewardship Fair at the R.A. Centre. I’m a regular at these fairs, which provides a venue for eco-conscious consumers to find eco-conscious products and for eco-conscious citizens to find eco-conscious groups to support and join.
  • April 19, 10:30am Our Land Our Future, preschool Earth Day activities at Centennial Branch of the Library.
  • April 22, 7 pm, Global Warming, the Swedish Experience, a talk by the Ambassador of Sweden to Canada, Ingrid Iremark, at the Main Branch of the Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street. Admission is free.
  • April 29, 11:45 am – 2:15 pm, The Six Sins of Greenwashing, The Hampton Inn, 11:45-2:15, presented by Scott McDougall, President and CEO of Terrachoice and the Canadian Marketing Association.
  • May 3, 8:30 to noon, the Sunoco Earth Day Tree Planting as part of the Riverside South Reforestation Project: the goal is to plant 2,000 trees that morning.
  • May 3, 8:30 am to noon, pancake breakfast followed by another tree planting at the Kilborn Greenspace in Alta Vista, between Featherstone and Prospect.
  • May 8, 11 am to 1 pm, EarthCARE Expo, on education and the environment, at Confederation High School.
  • Also, HGTV is having three days of Green television programming on April 19, 20 from 1 pm to 5 pm and on April 22 from 8 pm til midnight.

    If any of you know of any other Ottawa Earth Day events please post the information in a comment. (BTW, I have to manually approve comments because of all the spam this site gets, so please be patient if your comment does not show up right away).

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    • Here are a few other events I got from the Ecology Ottawa electronic updates (www.ecologyottawa.ca):

      “Earth Day Concert with Jenny Whiteley and Just Voices choir, Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 pm
      First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Avenue.
      Just Voices, Ottawa’s choir of peace, social justice and the environment, presents a wonderful Earth Day concert featuring Jenny Whiteley, Juno-award winning singer/songwriter. Net proceeds will go to groups working for a moratorium on uranium mining in Ontario. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

      Citizen’s Inquiry on the impacts of uranium,
      April 22, 1-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive
      The Community Coalition Against Mining Uranium (CCAMU) is holding a Citizens’ Inquiry on the impacts of Uranium. This may involve, among other things, public hearings, written and oral submissions and fact gathering by experts, stakeholders and those interested in uranium, community, the environment and social justice. For more information, see http://www.uraniumcitizensinquiry.com

      Jane’s Walk, Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4
      Jane’s Walk is named in honor of Jane Jacobs, who made cities, their economies, and communities the focus of her life’s work. The purpose of Jane’s Walk is to provide an opportunity for people to walk in the city to observe and get more connected with spaces, buildings, and activities that make up our city. The tours are being given by volunteers and are free to the public. For more information, and to register, see http://www.cityrepair.ca/janeswalk.”

      To sign up for the Ecology Ottawa electronic newsletter go to http://www.ecologyottawa.ca/take-action/sign-on/get-updates.php

    • And another event…

      Discussion on the social and environmental impacts of biofuels.

      Wednesday April 30 avril Mercredi – Ottawa
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue / Centre Bronson, 211, av. Bronson
      Traduction simultanée fournie sur place.

      Featuring:

      * Peter Rosset, Center for the Study of Rural Change in Mexico
      * Alberto Gomez, Via Campesina, Mexico
      * Javiera Rulli, Base Investigaciones Sociale, Paraguay
      * Ditdit Pelegrina, SEARICE, Philippines
      * M.C.: Darrin Qualman, National Farmers Union, Saskatoon, Canada

      For more information:
      http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/Agrofuels

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